BBB Cautions Against Posting Grad Pictures on Facebook
Facebook is now full of people posting their grad pictures to support the 2020 graduates. It's fun to see, but the Better Business Bureau says to think twice.
According to the BBB, scammers or hackers are likely to surf through social media sites looking for these #ClassOf2020 posts. Once they discover them, they will now have the name of your high school and your graduation year, which are common security questions used elsewhere.
A quick internet search could also then reveal more information about you including family members, where you live and more.
When it comes to sharing any information about yourself, keep in mind there's a chance that it will reach more people than just your friends.
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.