Have you noticed people posting quizzes on their Facebook answering questions such as their favorite book, dream vacation etc.?
These quizzes are becoming quite popular on Facebook. While they may seem harmless, by taking the quiz, you could be sharing more information about yourself than you originally thought. So not only are you exposing yourself, but your friends and family as well.
Here are a few tips to help you avoid social media scams:
• Before you take a quiz, figure out who created it. Is it a brand/site that you trust?
• Keep your privacy settings secure: If you haven't updated your Facebook Privacy Settings in a while, it's a good idea to check them out now. Under "Who can see my stuff?" click "Friends," or, "Only me." It's also a good idea to review your Activity Log and edit posts you've been tagged in.
• Remove personal details from your profile. Do not share information like your phone number or home address on social media accounts.
• Avoid giving answers to common security questions. Be wary if the questions in a quiz ask for things like your mother's maiden name, street you grew up on, or name of your high school.
• Do not accept friend requests from people you don’t know.
When in doubt, play it safe: If you're not sure whether or not a quiz is safe, it's probably best not to click on it.