Janis Weber The Mouse Trap

Does Facebook Keep Your
Information?

Even if you haven’t created an account on a social media site, they might have a hidden profile with more details than you’d believe. Sneaky, right?
That’s why you should say no thanks when an app offers to look in your contacts to find all your friends. That’s not your info to give away. If you use social media, it’s worth clearing out all the things (and people) you’ve looked up. Here are easy steps to save yourself some potential embarrassment later. Perhaps you deleted a Facebook account years ago or never had one. Meta might still have your cell number, landline, or email address.


• Go to Facebook.com/contacts/removal
• Select the type of information you want to remove. Choose from a mobile number, landline or email address, then hit Next. 
• Enter your phone number and/or email address to get a confirmation code. 
• Select the platform you want it removed from (Facebook and Messenger or Instagram) or select All.) 
• Click Next and enter the confirmation code on the new screen. Hit Next one last time.
• If something is found, hit Confirm to delete the data. 
• Hit Close on the next screen or use the link to search for another number or email.


Five Things to Never Search for on Google
Customer service numbers – Only log in to your own account to find a number. Google links could be fake. This is a real Apple number: 800-263-3394.
Tech support – A stunning website does not indicate a legitimate business. I know someone who was impressed by the content and wasted thousands of dollars.
Financial services and apps – Payment apps like Venmo, Zelle and PayPal make sending money to a business or friend easy and safe. However, some new apps are scams!
Government programs – Stimulus check ads direct you to sites that request payment or may install malware onto your device.
Apps – Stay away from third-party app stores and use known entities such as the Apple App Store.


Definition of the day
A THIRD PARTY may or may not be officially a part of the transaction between the two primary entities and may or may not be interacting transparently and/or legally. Beware of them.


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Janis Weber, B.A., owner of Ohio Computer Training & Support, is a professional computer adjunct instructor. E-mail any specific questions or comments to JwPCtutor@Gmail.com or contact her for assistance at 419-290-3570. Private tutoring and repairs are just a phone call, text, or email away. New computers and printer issues are her specialty. Check her out on The Sylvania AdVantage website, titled Computer 101.

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