In this digital age, everything is online, including chronicles of our lives. We share our photos, name, hometown, interests and sometimes much more on the web. The ease at which hackers can gain our financial information is too easy to ignore.

A Belgian bank created an ad to remind us just how easy it is for our identity to be stolen. Tom Degroote’s accounts are emptied and his entire life is taken over by someone else, even his looks. Check out the video and remember to be careful about what information you share over the Internet, or even over the phone.

Written by Elli Bishop

Elli is a safety and security expert for the Safewise team. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family. Learn more

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