Federal Government Investigators are working with Centrelink to fact-check claims made by welfare recipients against what they list on their social media accounts.
The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Department of Human Services has been collecting evidence from social media accounts, and even eBay, to prove people are making false Centrelink payment claims.
Some of the cases include two people who were claiming to both be single when their Twitter feed announced they were actually a couple expecting a baby together.
Now you shouldn’t try to rip off Centrelink, but in general, it’s always a good idea to check your privacy settings on social media. So, with that in mind, here's a few reminders about how to lock down your social media accounts.
If you have Twitter, you can set your tweets to private by going to the security and privacy settings. This means only people who you follow can see your tweets. No one will be able to retweet your tweets.
Facebook is a little trickier, with a lot more options when it comes to setting up your privacy settings.