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  • 1. Do you think youre good at spotting bogus emails?
    There are sophisticated phishermen trying to net you and me everyday.
    Why not take this short test and see how well you can spot which ones are true and which ones are dangerous?
    Courtesy of http://honestintentions.com

2. Test Your Phishing Email Aptitude
In the following sequence of questions, I have seven email samples for you to review.Each one gives you clues as to its validity. See if you can spot the suspicious aspects of each one to determine whether the email is true or false.
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3. Bogus
Or
Honest Intentions?
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4. Bogus Easy one ! You see the red warning flag.The body message is gobbledygook.
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5. Bogus
Or
Honest Intentions?
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6. Bogus
Probably easy enough ! You see the yellow warning flag.Its from Russia.You dont do business in Russia.The footer message is meaningless.
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7. Bogus
Or
Honest Intentions?
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8. Getting a little tougher ? Your impulses surge.Its doesnt matter who sent this.You tell yourself, How did this happen to me? or Im going to get this guy!
But can you resist clicking it?
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9. You can resist, because . . .You never took compromising digital pictures of your wife (or let them go in the wild). She would never consent to it from anybody.Still doubtful?
Most definitively, you know pictures the size of 12KB are not going to show much.
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Bogus
10. Bogus
Or
Honest Intentions?
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11. Stumped ? You see the warning flags.Its from Twitter, but its an aol.com email domain.
The subject line and message make no sense.
You never opened a twitter account with the purported name.
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Bogus
13. Bogus
Or
Honest Intentions?
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14. Bogus!This ones trickier, as it comes from a Fedex email domain.
But, the email name and address dont match.
There isnt a 12 digit Airbill reference.
Fedex would not use we failed or postal in their language.
You didnt send something on July 27th.
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15. Bogus
Or
Honest Intentions?
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16. You go to the UPS website, and see the warning, but it doesnt address your question.
What do you do?
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17. Bogus!This onefrom UPS is similar to the one from Fedex, you notice the mismatched email name, even though the domain looks good.
UPS would probably not use we failed in their language.
You checked your UPS account and didnt send something on June 27th.
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18. Bogus
Or
Honest Intentions?
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This one is
Honest Intentions ! You see the credit card info is correct.
It asks you to login to PayPal, but doesnt give you an embedded link.
It comes from the same email address as a series of legitimate preceding emails.
20. How did you score?
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21. What is the solution?
Best way to reduce risk on these phishing attempts when youre in doubt is to open a browser and type in the company name, and your login credentials to confirm details of your activity.Perhaps you can call the sender to confirm.Do not open attachments, or click on the links of a questionable email, even if the message passes your service provider or inbox email spam filters.
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