Scams seem to have become more prevalent in the last few months, so here is some information on keeping your personal details safe.
WORDS Steven Dunwell
Facebook “Phishing” Quizzes Scam
All those tedious Facebook quizzes, we’ve all taken them. “Getting to know you better” and “just for fun” quizzes you see on Facebook seem innocent enough.
However, they can be far from innocent. Scams are all designed to gather the kind of personal information many people use to create passwords or answer security questions for online accounts. Cybercriminals know this and can use these quizzes to hack into your Facebook and other online accounts.
Tips on how to Avoid a Facebook Quiz Scam
Before you take a quiz, figure out who created it. If you don’t know the person or company, ignore it.
Change your Facebook privacy settings: review your account’s privacy settings and be strict about what information you share.
Remove personal details from your profile, don’t share information like your phone number or home address on Facebook.
Don’t accept friend requests from people you don’t know and block them.
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