It seems like by now people would be able to spot fraudulent e-mails that attempt to get your passwords and other sensitive information by luring you into clicking on an embedded link. After about the 400th message telling you that your account with “Big Bank” will be cut off if you don’t give them confirmation of your account number and password, you ought to get suspicious–especially if you’ve never had an account at “Big Bank”!
Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Apparently, nearly a third of everyone who takes the MailFrontier Phishing IQ Test can’t spot the frauds. Can you?
I got all 10 correct, but it’s pretty easy if you assume that most companies sending you a request for information will not try the “your account will be canceled” tactic and that you should always be suspicious of hyperlinks.
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