‘Thinking of sharing your senior photo on Facebook? Think twice!’ warns Better Business Bureau

Video above: Here are ways to protect your stimulus check from scammers once you receive itShut in from the novel coronavirus, many are turning to trends and challenges on social media to fill the time and keep spirits raised. One popular trend is posting your high school senior year photo as a show of support for the 2020 graduating seniors whose graduations parties and ceremonies are canceled due to the coronavirus.While the trend is meant well, the Better Business Bureau is raising the alarm.”Watch out,” the BBB warns. “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, birthdate or even where you live.”The BBB recommends the following tips on their website to keep your posts safe. 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.

Video above: Here are ways to protect your stimulus check from scammers once you receive it

Shut in from the novel coronavirus, many are turning to trends and challenges on social media to fill the time and keep spirits raised. One popular trend is posting your high school senior year photo as a show of support for the 2020 graduating seniors whose graduations parties and ceremonies are canceled due to the coronavirus.

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While the trend is meant well, the Better Business Bureau is raising the alarm.

“Watch out,” the BBB warns. “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, birthdate or even where you live.”

The BBB recommends the following tips on their website to keep your posts safe.

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.