FBI warns graduates not to release high school photo and name to avoid potential scams – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – High school is a period of training for most young adults and generally, regardless of their experiences, unforgettable.
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This is usually why this is such a common security issue for various websites and online services.
In June, as the 2021 class graduates and celebrates their accomplishments, the FBI’s Pittsburgh branch is warning young people before they post the big news on social media.
#Scroll Alert: Posting your graduation photo and high school name on social media can be fun, but it’s also an easy way for scammers to learn the answer to a common password recovery question . Stay safe online and don’t give scammers the information they’re looking for. pic.twitter.com/YhOPbXBL5N
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– FBI Pittsburgh (@FBIPittsburgh) June 13, 2021
The Pittsburgh branch of the FBI says that by posting your high school name with a photo of you, you make it easier for hackers and crooks to access your accounts if you use your high school name as an answer to a question of security.
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The agency says to stay safe online and be smart about the information you share on social media platforms.