Facebook quizzes are a fun way to pass the time — but they could leave you vulnerable to identity theft.


Your first car? Your pet’s name? Your favorite place?

All are common in “get-to-know-you” style quizzes, but they are also similar to the security questions your financial institution or another entity might ask when you set up an online account.

Posting those answers on social media might seem harmless, but don’t underestimate the lengths thieves will go to to steal your personal information and your money. And the latest Facebook challenge — posting your senior picture — can give even more personal information away.

Keep the quizzes impersonal, and keep your personal information safe.