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That Facebook Quiz Could Steal Your Personal Information

That Facebook Quiz Could Steal Your Personal Information

04-2017

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By: Oana Schneider

That Facebook Quiz Could Steal Your Personal Information

Your BBB® warns tristate area residents of a potential online security threat. While we all enjoy taking quizzes on Facebook and other social media outlets, not all of them are 100% secure. It may seem like they are harmless, but many of them would ask for personal information such as “How many siblings do you have?”, or “Where were you born?”.

The answers could be used to hack your online passwords. “Teenagers seem to be the most likely to take quizzes. If a friend takes a quiz, everyone in their circle will be curious enough to give it a try as well. And unfortunately, teenagers are very susceptible to scams because they don’t have enough information to protect themselves from online threats.”, says Tri-State BBB Director of Social Media Services, Oana Schneider.

The Tri-State Better Business Bureau suggests that you keep this in mind before taking an online quiz:

If you think you’ve been victimized by this scam, contact your BBB and local authorities immediately. Also, in order to stay informed about other scams happening in your area, go to bbb.org/scamtracker!

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Oana Schneider is our Director of Media Services. She writes consumer and business oriented articles and is in charge of our community outreach program.