Better Business Bureau says think twice before sharing your senior year photo

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A new trend on social media is taking off where people share their high school senior year portraits in recognition of most high school seniors today who aren’t having the typical senior year due to COVID-19.

But the Better Business Bureau (BBB) is saying to think twice before participating.

“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,” BBB says. “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.”

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.

 

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