Every time, and I mean EVERY TIME, I see folks on social media jumping on "sharing" trends, I'm automatically leery of joining in. Most of the time, my intuition is correct, and when I saw folks on Facebook sharing their senior photos on social media to "support the Class of 2020", my only thought was this:


According to News 10, The Better Business Bureau is asking folks to stop sharing their senior photos on social media because scammers or hackers who surf through social media sites will see these #ClassOf2020 posts and will now have the name of your high school and graduation year, which are common online security questions.

From there, they can pretty much get what they need from you in forms of personal info. Yes, the urge to rock with all the "cool kids" on Facebook is tempting, but you have to be careful with what you are doing, especially when it comes to these kind of "games".

Texas A&M Division of IT
According to the report the BBB recommends the following tips:
  • Resist the temptation to play along
  • Review your security settings
  • Change your security questions/settings