Those just-for-fun Facebook quizzes? Identity thieves might like them, too

Are these seemingly harmless quizzes - often posted or re-posted by well-meaning Facebook friends for fun - potential gold to identity thieves who mine social media like they’re working a metal detector on the beach? — Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

In stressful times — and I think we all agree these qualify — Facebook can feel like a little bit of sanctuary.

Avoid the politics — and that person who insists on posting a picture of every restaurant meal he orders — and Facebook is where you get to see someone’s new puppy, vicariously enjoy their vacation or chime in on a happy birthday.

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