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Personal Informations You should Never Share With Anyone

In today's digital age, personal information has become one of the most valuable assets that anyone can possess. However, with the rise of cybercrime and identity theft, it has become increasingly important to protect our personal information from falling into the wrong hands. Nigeria, like many other countries, has experienced a significant increase in cybercrime in recent years. It is therefore important for Nigerians to be aware of the private information that they should never share with anyone. Here are some private pieces of information that should never be shared with anyone.

Financial Information

Financial information is one of the most sensitive types of personal information that you should never share with anyone. This includes your bank account details, credit or debit card information, and any other financial information that could be used to access your funds. Scammers and fraudsters are always looking for ways to steal people's money, and sharing your financial information can make you vulnerable to their schemes. Always be wary of emails, phone calls, or text messages that ask for your financial information, especially if they come from unknown sources.

National Identification Number (NIN)

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a unique number that is assigned to every Nigerian citizen by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Your NIN is linked to your personal information, such as your name, date of birth, and address. It is important to keep your NIN private, as it can be used to steal your identity. With your NIN, someone can access your personal information and use it for fraudulent purposes. Never share your NIN with anyone, and be careful when providing it to government agencies or other authorized institutions.

Personal Identification Numbers (PINs)

Your personal identification numbers (PINs) are another type of private information that you should never share with anyone. This includes your ATM PIN, your mobile banking PIN, and any other PINs that you use to access your accounts. These numbers are used to verify your identity and to protect your accounts from unauthorized access. If someone gains access to your PINs, they can access your accounts and steal your money. Never share your PINs with anyone, not even family members or close friends.

Health Information

Your health information is personal and private, and you should only share it with your doctor or healthcare provider. It includes your medical history, test results, prescriptions, and any diagnoses you may have received. Sharing this information with others could lead to discrimination or negative consequences in your personal or professional life.


Passwords are the keys to your digital life, and you should never share them with anyone. Sharing your passwords with someone else could allow them to access your social media, email, or bank accounts without your permission. Avoid using the same password for multiple accounts. Instead, use strong, unique passwords for each account, change them regularly and never write them down or share them with anyone.

Intimate Photos and Videos

Intimate photos and videos should be kept private and never shared with anyone. These can be used to blackmail, humiliate, or harm you. Once shared, it's impossible to take back the images, and they can easily spread across the internet. If you must keep intimate images or videos, keep them on a secure device or cloud storage that only you have access to.

Personal Conversations

Your personal conversations with friends and family members should be kept private. Avoid discussing sensitive topics in public or on social media, as these conversations can be used against you in the future. Respect other people's privacy by keeping their personal conversations confidential as well.

It's essential to be cautious about what information you share with others. Private information is valuable and can be used against you if it falls into the wrong hands. If you're not sure whether to share something or not, err on the side of caution and keep it to yourself. It's better to be safe than sorry. Remember that once personal information is shared, it can be difficult or impossible to take back, so always exercise caution when sharing private information.

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