Are You Sufficiently Suspicious?

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Are You Sufficiently Suspicious?

Are you the kind of person who takes everything they see at face value? If that’s the case, you’re exactly the kind of person an online hacker wants to get a hold of. Check your spam email from time to time and you’ll realise that viruses and con artists aren’t always the easiest to spot, so in this quiz we aim to see if you can correctly identify when you’re being swindled. Let’s see if you’re sufficiently suspicious!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I receive the following email:
    • A. 

      I would click the link. It's most likely a package I need.

    • B. 

      I would click the link. What harm could it do?

    • C. 

      I would click the link. It has the UPS logo right there. Surely a bad guy couldn't fake that.

    • D. 

      I'm either going to delete this email OR I will visit the real UPS site and enter this tracking number. There's NO WAY I would click a link in this email.

  • 2. 
    I'm at work and a very pleasant sounding woman calls.  She says that she is working in my computer department and they've found someone hacked into my email!  She says they need to reset my password right away and she just needs me to verify my current password.
    • A. 

      I would give her my password. My email is important and she sounds very legitimate.

    • B. 

      I would ask her if she is really legitimate. If she says "yes", then I would tell her my password.

    • C. 

      I would tell her I need to verify who she is and I'll call her back after I call Network Services OR I would hang up.

  • 3. 
    I was online shopping for something unusual.  I thought the website looked weird.  And then IMMEDIATELY after I closed my browser, this pop-up window came up and said I'd been Infected! 
    • A. 

      I would select Remove All of course. This totally looks like a real virus protection thing.

    • B. 

      Absolutely, I would select Remove All. You should never ignore virus warnings and this must be legitimate.

    • C. 

      I would click Ignore. There's no way a bad guy who created this pop-up would make "Ignore" do anything other than Ignore. I can trust that choosing Ignore will be fine.

    • D. 

      I use CTRL-ALT-DEL to shutdown my computer and have it checked out by network services at work or at home someone I trust to clean off malware. I wouldn't reconnect to the internet until my computer has been cleaned.

  • 4. 
    I received a friend request by email.
    • A. 

      My memory is terrible. I'm sure I probably know Brody and want to be friends with him. I click the Confirm Request link.

    • B. 

      I know Brody! And there's no way someone could fake an email with the facebook logo and the link that looks just like Facebook. It must be legitimate. I click the Confirm Request link.

    • C. 

      I don't want to miss out connecting with Brody. He could be really nice. I click the Confirm Request link. And maybe I'll click the other link to find out what other requests I have. So much easier than having to log into Facebook.

    • D. 

      I delete this email. If I suspect it might be legitimate. I login to Facebook to see friend requests (or look up Brody Miller)

  • 5. 
     I received this email from friends who travel a lot at the last minute.  ----- Original Message ---- I'm sorry if this gets to you too sudden,it had to come in a hurry due to the urgency of the situation.Presently,Joan and I are stuck in England and need help getting home,we were robbed ,all cash , cards and cell phones were taken at gunpoint. it was a terrible experience. Right now,we need help with flying back home.I've been to the embassy and the Police here but they're not helping issues at all.the good thing is We still have our passports .We just don't have enough cash to sort the hotel bills and get our flight tickets ,Please I need you to loan me some cash(need about $850 .will appreciate whatever you can help with for now),promise to refund you as soon as we get back in a couple of days. you can have it wired to me via Western Union.please let me know if this is okay with you so i can give you the wiring details waiting to hear from you John & Joan Carson
    • A. 

      How awful. Of course I'll help. And obviously, they're panicking. That's the reason for typos and things.

    • B. 

      I would reply to the email and if they respond, then I'll know it's legitimate. It couldn't be a bad guy has hacked into their email and taken control.

    • C. 

      Delete this email and contact my friend by phone or other email to let them know their email has been hacked and they should change their password.

  • 6. 
    I bank at Bremer bank and I got this email.
    • A. 

      It's my bank. I need to go to this website and get my online access fixed. Plus, look at the link. That's my bank's website (there's no way a bad guy could display one link while sending me to another site).

    • B. 

      It must be legitimate. How would a bad guy know where I bank? I click the link and give them information. PLUS, it says "Member FDIC". A bad guy would never include that in his email.

    • C. 

      Either delete this email or call my bank (using contact information from their legitimate website).

  • 7. 
    I bank at Regions and I got this email.
    • A. 

      Nice. I've always loved my bank. I open the reward survey and give them my account number they asked for (after all, they need it to credit my account). And I know this is legitimate because it has the logo.

    • B. 

      Of course I open the attachment. It couldn't possibly be a virus. I just want to see what it is.

    • C. 

      I delete this email without opening the attachment.

  • 8. 
    My friend, Bill, is hilarious.  He's always emailing links to funny youtube videos.  I get this email from him. ---  Original Message Check this out!!! http://werthynet.use.net/funny.php
    • A. 

      It's probably something interesting or funny. I click the link to see.

    • B. 

      It's Bill. It couldn't possibly be someone who hacked into Bill's account impersonating Bill. I click the link.

    • C. 

      I delete it or ask Bill if he sent it.

  • 9. 
    I knew I'd made a mistake when I did my taxes last year and now I get this email:
    • A. 

      As I suspected, I made an error. And this email totally looks legitimate. I'd click the link and be sure to include my correct banking information in order to get my refund properly.

    • B. 

      It's just like the government to wait months to tell me about this. I'd click the link.

    • C. 

      I would delete this email.

  • 10. 
    This email from the Help Desk says they have reason to believe my email has been accessed by a third party!
    • A. 

      I totally trust the helpdesk and there's no way someone could impersonate them, wouldn't the email system catch it? I click the link and validate my password of course.

    • B. 

      I'm so glad the HelpDesk is concerned about protecting the security of my email account. I click the link to take care of the problem right away.

    • C. 

      I delete this email and if I'm unsure, I call the IT department and ask them. I wouldn't reply to this email or go to any links. And I'd never give them my password.