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There is a royal wedding scam you need to be aware of

It's not easy to spot.
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A seemingly harmless royal wedding quiz that has been sweeping social media could help scammers get their hands on your personal info.

”What’s your royal wedding guest name?” the meme, which began circulating ahead of the royal wedding, asks.

One of the many versions of the quiz reads:

“In honor of the royal wedding, use your ‘royal wedding guest name’ this week. Start with either ‘Lord’ or ‘Lady’ – your first name is one of your grandparents’ names. Your surname is the name of your first pet, then ‘of’ followed by the name of the street you grew up on.”

“If they’re asking you what could be security-rated questions like ‘What’s your mother’s maiden name?’ – things that you would get asked that would allow you to perhaps reset a password, login to a system through some alternative approach – they could be taking that information and be attempting to hack into systems with that,” Dave Hatter, a technology expert, has revealed.

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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