The FBI and BBB warn posting a senior year photo and the name of the school is an easy way for scammers to learn the answer to a common password retrieval question.
WASHINGTON — As many students graduate across the United States, agencies are warning of potential scams tied to sharing senior year pictures on social media.
Some are sharing their senior portraits to support the graduating class of 2021. Along with the posts, some are including the hashtag #Classof2021, as well as identifying details about the poster like the year they graduated.
"Better Business Bureau cautions everyone to be aware of what they are sharing. Even if you think it’s just going to your friends, it could also be going somewhere else," the Better Business Bureau said in April. "What most people forget is that some of these 'favorite things' are commonly used passwords or security questions."
#ScamAlert: Posting your senior picture …