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Should you share your Hulu, Amazon Prime passwords?

Should you share your Hulu, Amazon Prime passwords?

Q: Someone asks you to share your password for streaming cable services like Hulu or Amazon Prime. Should you say no or go ahead — and risk exposing personal information?

What rational person would not fear identity theft? My advice: Never share a password with anyone aside from immediate family members in your household.

You might sympathize with the desire of a financially strapped friend to save a few bucks. Still, the cost of Hulu, for example, is minuscule compared with the risk of someone, at best, exploiting your account or, at worst, finding a way to access personal and financial information about you.

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