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Police Are Warning People About Facebook Quiz Scams

By Mark Pygas

If you're a regular on Facebook, you've probably spotted one of those quizzes that lets users generate funny names for themselves based on a few personal details. If you were born in March, your elf name is Twinkle, and your mother's last name, and so on. 

But what seems like a bit of fun might actually be an attempt to by hackers and cyber criminals to obtain personal information that they could use to recover your account details. Over a billion people use Facebook around the globe, which makes the platform an attractive place for those wishing to commit identity theft. 

Following a number of people falling victim to identity theft, the Sutton Police Department of Massachusetts issued a warning to Facebook users, asking them not to take part in quizzes or questionnaires unless they trusted the person or company behind it.