Innocent fun-looking social media quizzes are generally created to steal your personal data.
There are quizzes rounded around Facebook and The Better Business Bureau warns the netizens about it. These kind of quizzes may be a great access for criminals to get one’s personal information.
Here are the possible quiz titles or questions that you shouldn’t dare to take:
- What Celebrity Are You Most Like?
- How Well Do You Know Your Friend?
Generally, social media quizzes like this contain questions asking for the name of the street where you grew up. Or, maybe they would also ask for the name of your first pet. Actually, these questions seem innocent in the first place. But, stop and think for a while. Come to think where you’ve encountered these questions before!
Well, they are the common questions asked for security purposes in the event that you forget your password. Do you already remember it when you first created your email account or your online banking account? And, mind you, once those cyber hackers gain access, they can now have control on your online life without your awareness.
How to Avoid This
Just follow these 3 strategies:
Before answering any quiz on social media, try to be suscipious on the questions thrown.
As much as possible try to carefully select every friend request that you receive.
Always review your privacy settings, that’s the smartest way to protect your personal information from strangers and hackers.