How To Protect Your Facebook Account
Another unsuspecting scam!
This morning while browsing my Facebook news feed I came across an interesting post that relates to what I’m trying to protect people from on my wealth online.
Facebook and other social media platforms are a great way of interacting with other people and meeting people from other countries. It is also a haven for Con artists and scammers.
On my news feed I read a post that I have quoted below. The status was shared by a family members mutual friend.
Have you ever come across engaging type questions on Facebook groups or any other social media groups where the person posting is asking questions such as?
“what primary school did you go to”
“What was the name of your childhood pet”
“what was your first car”
“what was the name of your childhood pets”
Have you answered and not given it a second thought and just got on with your day? Did you just pass it off as a bit of Social Media Fun?
however could these questions have a darker sinister side depending on the person asking them ?
Now let me ask you a question if I may.
What types of questions do Banks and other high security websites ask you when you forget your passwords or access codes?
How many of you reading this article have your email addresses in your profile pages and how many of you have friends on social media that you have never met?!!
All it takes is for you is to answer these questions then a few weeks later get a message from the person who left that engaging question to strike up a conversation with you on a topic and then innocently ask for your email address to send over some information and now they have personal questions answered by you a few weeks before and now your email address.
From here you could be hacked and frozen out of your facebook, other social media accounts and also more seriuosly financial websites such as your online bank account.
This could be over a few weeks or months without you suspecting a thing. Just think how much information they could collect on you from your emails!
A simple fun status could have dire consequences for you. If you think about it these questions that people put on statuses that you may quite innocently answer as part of the interaction on social media for a bit of a fun could be more than just harmless. I am sure many of us know someone who has had their facebook account hacked and how do they obtain the information to break in to the accounts. They catch you of guard !
Have you ever wondered why these questions are being asked questions?
Now I am not saying everybody who post these questions will be trying to gauge personal information from their social media friends but think about it before you answer these types of questions as you never know.
Commenting on a Social Media Status
Also, you’re commenting on the status in the comment section below the question then you are making your answers public to however many people are in that group.
This is the status that appeared on my news feed:
DON’T ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS BEING POSTED LIKE WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR, YOUR FIRST PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER, FIRST PETS NAME ETC. AS SOMEONE IS GATHERING ALL THE DATA ASKED BY BANKS FOR SECURITY QUESTIONS. THE PENNY HAS JUST DROPPED WITH ME AS I HAVE ANSWERED A FEW THEM MYSELF. THERE ARE SOME SNEEKY B*****DS OUT THERE.
I hope you think twice about answering these types of questions. I hope you will think twice before responding to them, always be careful I can’t stress this enough as I’ve mentioned be on your guard always.
You do never know who is behind a profile of a social media profile. If it is not someone you know in person, then anyone can make up a profile and look like they are hard-working decent person, but you don’t know who’s behind that screen.
How to prevent security breaches
Chances are that not everyone who posts these types of questions will be planning to hack your bank account or sell your personal information on the dark web but to prevent any possibility it is quite easy to prevent Security breaches. So what is a good way to prevent hacks and easy methods on how to protect your facebook account and other private accounts across the web?
To help prevent a security breach or hack into one of your personal accounts, I strongly suggest that you change your personal questions.
I would suggest change them every month or maybe more depending on how safe you feel. If you have answered any of these questions recently PLEASE DO IT NOW!
Better to be safe than sorry and in future don’t answer or engage in any of these silly statuses it is just not worth it.
Con artists are highly sophisticated and are evolving new ways to obtain our information all the time. They know exactly what they’re doing to trick you into giving them your private information.
They have clever techniques to trick you into giving passwords over the telephone or via email and on social media. Remain vigilant and I hope that my articles I’ve written on how to make wealth online will help in some way into bringing this to your attention.
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I’m very passionate about helping people avoid scams and creating wealth financially and in creating a positive mindset.
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