This new thing that’s going around Facebook right now called “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” should have one more thing added to it. The 26th thing should be
“Are you willing to allow scammers and thieves access to your banking and other personal online information?”
And if you completed the first 25, your answer should be “YES!”
Because that’s essentially what you could be doing. Depending on who you copied it from, some of those answers are actually the same security questions you setup over on your bank’s website.
You might as well yell your PIN code out the window.
Just a few of the questions I’ve seen this morning are
Your High School Mascot:
Favorite Sports Hero:
First Pet’s Name:
While it’s great for people to get to know you better, some things are better left unsaid (or at least face to face).
I saw a thread in a FB group once that said FB was trying out some cool anti theft code and if you put your credit card numbers in a status update, followed by the expiration date and code from the back that it would all be blurred out automagically by FB. I watched in complete disbelief as several people actually tried it!
Be smarter people. please.