If you’re stuck inside due to the cold weather and you find yourself spending more time on the internet, then you’ve probably noticed the “fun” online quizzes on social media.
Social media is flooded with “quizzes” and “challenge” posts to get to know friends and followers, but you need to be careful about what you share on social media.
“Your high school nickname + your first car + your favorite color” can contain clues crooks use to piece together your online account passwords, or the answers to those security questions you fill out in case you forget your password.
“What’s your favorite color?” or “What is your mother’s maiden name?” are all a part of a big scheme to gain clues to your personal identity. These could be answers to your security questions or to reset passwords.
You should resist the temptation to play along with these games that are associated with your name on social media. If you have participated, it might be a good idea to change your security questions and settings if you’re nervous something you shared could open you up to fraud.
Don’t be vulnerable to identity theft.