Money lending companies are looking up customers seeking loans on Facebook, Twitter etc. to check their status updates and see if there are any indications of risk to lending that person money. i.e. Facebook status: still job hunting

“If I go on Facebook or Twitter and see information that doesn’t match, it could indicate something is wrong,” said Rob Garcia, senior director of product strategy at Lending Club, a peer-to-peer lending network based in Redwood City, Calif.

My opinion is, if the information is available on the Internet, it is fair game, unfortunate as that may sound.

This is probably the best quote from this article…

“There is no such thing as a free Facebook account,” he said. “You don’t pay to use it, but you give up privacy in exchange for using its service. The way Facebook makes its money is by selling its user’s information.”

People choose to post whatever they feel like at that moment in time on the Internet. You just never know, how that information may be used against you later on.