To share the vaccination update without compromising privacy or contributing to a scam, the bureau has suggested a number of safety measures.
— Share your vaccine sticker or use a profile frame instead. If you want to post about your vaccine, there are safer ways to do it. You can share a photo of your vaccine sticker or set a frame around your profile picture.
— Review your security settings. Check your security settings on all social media platforms to see what you are sharing and with whom. If you only want friends and family to see your posts, be sure that’s how your privacy settings are configured.
— Be wary of answering popular social media prompts. Sharing your vaccine photo is just the latest social trend. Think twice before participating in other viral personal posts, such as listing all the cars you’ve owned (including makes/model years), favorite songs and top 10 TV shows. Some of these “favorite things” are commonly used passwords or security questions.
For more information about privacy concerns online, check out BBB’s Scam alert at bbb.org/avoidscams.