Innocent Questions or Identity Theft?

So I am a pretty trusting person and my Mom is a pretty paranoid one. A woman sharing my last name has contacted me on facebook about family tree research and I would love to help her out. She is just asking the names of my Parents and Grandparents. I complied and she responded asking the maiden names of my... show more So I am a pretty trusting person and my Mom is a pretty paranoid one.
A woman sharing my last name has contacted me on facebook about family tree research and I would love to help her out.
She is just asking the names of my Parents and Grandparents.
I complied and she responded asking the maiden names of my MOTHER and GRANDMOTHER. This is strange because the side of lineage she is researching is the side of my FATHER and GRANDFATHER.
My mom freaked out and told me not to tell her anything because it could be identity theft.
Are her concerns legit? Should I not answer the quesitons?
Or is my mom just being paranoid?
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