Sunday, July 21, 2024

Something you need to know about quiz apps

The York-Poquoson Sheriff's office now lets citizens file certain crimes online during the coronavirus. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Pixabay)
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WYDaily has collaborated with AARP to raise awareness about scams people need to watch out for.

A scam will be featured every now and then, so be sure to always check and be in the know.

Quiz app

Online games and social media challenges can be a fun way to break the boredom while staying at home during the coronavirus.

However, they can also be a tool for scammers to mine personal information from potential victims.

Launching a quiz app may give its creators permission to pull information from your profile, offering hackers an opening to hijack your identity, according to AARP.

Also, innocent-sounding queries about your high school mascot or first car can be common security questions that banks and financial firms use to protect accounts.

Simply put: Be careful what you share online and remember that scammers are always watching.

Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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