It’s with some regret and a lot of head-shaking that we must report that people are posting pictures of their debit cards to the Internet.
Just check out @NeedADebitCard, a Twitter account that retweets users posting photos of their debit cards — numbers and all.
“My debit card came in the mail today!” one over-sharer tweets.
“Just found my credit card :) haha” tweeted another pre-theft victim.
“Got my debit card <3” tweeted a user whose name, card number and expiration date were visible in the ensuing photograph.
@NeedADebitCard had just 2,704 followers at last glance — that’s probably for the best — and no identifying contact information other than a bio line stating, “Please quit posting pictures of your debit cards, people.” A tweet seeking comment was not immediately returned.
The account hasn’t tweeted anything original; instead, there are roughly a couple of retweets of other users per day, suggesting a serious dearth of basic privacy literacy among many Internet users.