'Social surfing' could lose parents millions to ID fraud

Tuesday, 13 March 2007, 12:59 PM EST

Young people are putting their parents at risk of online fraud and identity theft through their social networking activities, according to a survey conducted by vendor Webroot.

Signing up for new accounts, engaging in IM chat, downloading files, and other activities that expose personal data to spyware, are all cuasing a rise in ID fraud, the survey says.

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