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Online Covid-19 quizzes could be collecting personal data, public warned

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    People have been told to be cautious of online quizzes related to coronavirus as they may be harvesting data for fraudulent activities.

    The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) says it has received intelligence about a number of “Covid-19 quizzes” being shared on social media, which claim to test a person’s knowledge on the pandemic but actually ask unrelated questions about personal information.
    These include asking for details such as maiden names, family information, pets and contact details, including email addresses and telephone numbers, all bearing the hallmarks of a data harvesting operation commonly seen in financial fraud and identity theft, the institute warned.
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