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BBB: Be careful of #ClassOf2020 challenge on social media, change your digital passwords

The Better Business Bureau says there might be good reason to stay away from the #ClassOf2020 Challenge that’s been going around social media.

“You’re actually giving up your graduation year and the name of your high school. A quick google search of your name and all this information can lead people into your account,” Melanie McGovern from the Better Business Bureau said.

On the surface, an innocent effort, but one that could leave valuable information in the hands of the wrong person.

“There’s always a way for people to find out information about you,” McGovern added.

That question, “When did you graduate from high school?” Is frequently a security question for bank accounts and credit cards.

She also noted that this is a good time to update your passwords. “We always tell people to do your digital spring cleaning. Now is a good time to do it, everyone’s home you have the time, social media usage is up by 40 percent, so now’s a good time to do the password checkup,” McGovern added.

“Treat every post like its public and if you’re worried you can take it down, edit it and the change privacy settings but the best thing to do is just change passwords,” she added.



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