One of two recent reports highlights online and social media usage growth among mortgage shoppers. The other looks at some of the risks faced by consumers who use social media.

A recent publication from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Portland, Oregon, division warned consumers about making posts to social media when on vacation.

According to the FBI, in addition to alerting burglars they are away, consumers’ location information can be used to fool family members into paying ransoms. Consumers also can become phishing and malware targets through fake travel alerts.

Source: Mortgage Daily