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Avoid Online Quizzes

Online quizzes, surveys and personality tests often ask personal questions that could be used to steal your personal information if obtained by scammers. These questions, like the model of your first car, your favorite hobby, and the high school you attended, are common in both online account security and online quizzes typical found in social media posts and email forwards. The more information you share, the greater the risk of it being misused. Scammers can use the information from these quizzes to try and reset your accounts and steal your bank and other account information. Some scammers even hack social media accounts and send malware links to friends of the hacked account holder under the guise of sharing a quiz. To protect your personal information, it is best to avoid online quizzes or not answer them truthfully. For security questions that are required on accounts, use random answers, preferably long ones, and consider using a password manager to store unique answers. This way, scammers won’t be able to use the information they find to steal your identity. If you suspect an online quiz is a phishing scam, report it the FTC (Federal Trade Commission).

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