@NeedADebitCard had just 5,575 followers, and no other identifying contact information other than a bio line stating, “Please quit posting pictures of your debit cards, people.”
Just like Please Rob Me, which used FourSquare to publicly announce when people where away from their homes, thus opening them up for robbery, @NeedADebitCard is set up to burn oversharers who are loose with their private information.
The Los Angeles Times reports that: “according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice, 8.6 million American households experienced identity theft in 2010, with unauthorized credit card use accounting for much of the increase from the 6.4 million households victimized in 2005. Families lost a total of $13.3 billion, with an average of $2,200 lost per household affected.”
The takeaway? Don’t publicly share private information, people!
Source: Los Angeles Times