You might just use Facebook for watching funny cat videos, but crooks use it to steal your money and information.
Your friend just found out what ‘80s pop star is their spirit animal and now you can’t wait to find out either.
Don’t let your curiosity get the better of you, though.
Some Facebook quizzes will ask for access to your profile, and others will even go a step further by throwing certain questions into the quiz itself, says Adam Levin, founder of global identity protection and data risk services firm CyberScout and author of Swiped.
“They’re purely to gather information because … they could be the answers to security questions,” he says.
Only take quizzes on sites you know and trust, and create fake answers for password recovery questions so they’re hard to crack, says Levin.
It might be easy enough for Facebook scams to figure out your mother’s maiden name, so leave an easy-to-remember lie instead.