Protecting your personal information and your identity is paramount, especially when many people are home on their computers and hackers prey on unsuspecting victims.
The Better Business Bureau recommends that if you have shared your senior high school information, to check the security of your accounts.
Watch out, scammers or hackers who surf through social media sites will see these #ClassOf2020 posts, and will now have the name of your high school and graduation year, which are common online security questions. All it takes is an internet search to reveal more information about you, such as family members, your real name, birth date or even where you live.
BBB has the following tips to keep you safe on social media:
Resist the temptation to play along. While it’s fun to see other’s posts, if you are uncomfortable participating, it is best to not do it.
Review your security settings. Check your security settings on all social media platforms to see what you are sharing and with whom you are sharing.
Change security questions/settings. If you are nervous about something you shared possibly opening you up to fraud, review and change your security settings for banking and other websites.
For more information about privacy concerns online, see BBB’s scam alert on Facebook quizzes.
For tips for staying safe online, read BBB’s tips on staying cybersecure.
Report scams to BBB Scam Tracker
Source: Better Business Bureau