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Those just-for-fun Facebook quizzes? Identity thieves might like them, too


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In stressful times—and I think we all agree these qualify—Facebook can feel like a little bit of sanctuary.

Avoid the politics—and that person who insists on posting a picture of every restaurant meal he orders—and Facebook is where you get to see someone's new puppy, vicariously enjoy their vacation or chime in on a happy birthday.

Then there's quizzes that pop up, those mindless momentary diversions: What was your first dog's name? Where's your hometown? Or this one I saw recently: Transpose the numbers of your age to show your true level of maturity.

All in fun, right? Then came a dry response from a fellow Facebooker who essentially said: "Why don't I just give you my bank account number and password and save you some time?"

Are these seemingly harmless quizzes—often posted or reposted by ...


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