Majory's Phishing IQ Quiz

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The Phishing IQ Quiz by Majory Chimukuche has been developed to teach users on the dangers of phishing emails and also on how users can protect themselves from online scams. Instructions:To take the test read the question and select all the possible right answers for each questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is phishing?
    • A. 

      A criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details.

    • B. 

      Is the same as fishing in a lake.

    • C. 

      Is an act of stealing fish.

    • D. 

      The occupation of catching fish for a living.

    • E. 

      Taking or attempting to take aquatic animal life by any means.

  • 2. 
    Take a look at the email below – Why is it “fake”?
    • A. 

      A)Because banks will never write to you and ask you for your password or any other sensitive information by email.

    • B. 

      B)Because the message contains odd "spe11ings" or cApitALs in the "Subject:" box as well as grammatical and spelling errors.

    • C. 

      C)Because the message says ‘’Please do not reply to this email.

    • D. 

      D)Because the message is too long.

  • 3. 
    Take a look at the email below – Why is it “fake”?
    • A. 

      Because phishing email includes the eBay logo in an attempt to gain credibility

    • B. 

      Because they are asking the individual to provide sensitive data.

    • C. 

      Because they are not asking the individual to provide sensitive data.

    • D. 

      Because SunTrust will never address their email as ‘’Dear valued SunTrust member’’

  • 4. 
    Take a look at the email below – Why is it “fake”?
    • A. 

      This PayPal phishing scams is trying to trick recipients by pretending to be some sort of security alert.

    • B. 

      They is a possibility that the displayed link is bogus - clicking the link could take the recipient to the attacker's website.

    • C. 

      It is not possible at all for the displayed link to be bogus.

    • D. 

      This PayPal phishing scams is NOT trying to trick recipients by pretending to be some sort of security alert.

  • 5. 
    Phishing filters are designed to:
    • A. 

      Recover fishing objects lost while drilling the lakes and rivers.

    • B. 

      Catch large fish or whales.

    • C. 

      Protect the web surfer from socially engineered phishing scams which try to trick the intended victim into visiting a fraudulent website.

    • D. 

      Allow users online to acquire their lost usernames and passwords.

  • 6. 
    Take a look at the email below – Why is it “fake”? From: Department of FinanceSubject: Notification - Please Read This.After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $112.80. Please submit the tax refund request and allow us 6-9 days in order to process it.A refund can be delayed for a variety of reasons. For example submitting invalid records or applying after the deadline.To access the form for your tax refund, please click here.[LINK REMOVED]Regards,Department of Finance Canada
    • A. 

      Because information entered into the fake refund form can be collected by the scammers and subsequently used for fraud and identity theft.

    • B. 

      Because no legitimate government tax office is ever likely to inform citizens about a tax refund via an unsolicited email.

    • C. 

      Because they is no company logo

    • D. 

      Because A link in the scam email will probably open a fake web form that asks for sensitive personal information.

  • 7. 
    Take a look at the email below – Why is it “fake”? Dear e-gold userAs you may have heard, to celebrate e-golds dominance of the e-currency market,between now and the 31st of February, the worlds leading market makers have joined forces togive you the chance to win $500 worth of e-gold every day! That's right, every single dayuntil the 31st of February, one e-gold user is GUARANTEED to win $500 in e-gold!Simply login to your account and the 500th user to login each day automatically wins!What's more, every 100th user logging in from the link above will be entered into our "Grand Gold Super Draw", which will take place on 1 March 2004.Prizes for the Grand Gold Super Draw are as follows:1st Prize - $5002nd Prize - $2503rd Prize - $100Terms and conditions of this promotion:Only one competition entry per user may be made from the above link per 24 hours. Multiple logins within 24 hours from the above link will be declared void. All winners will be notified via their registered email address within 48 hours of logging in. Deposits will be made into winners accounts within 5 days of email notification. For the purposes of this promotion, each day will begin at 0.00 GMT.A list of all winners will be made available upon request from 3 March 2004
    • A. 

      Because E-Gold will AWALYS ask customers to log on to their accounts via a link in an email.

    • B. 

      Because E-Gold will NEVER ask customers to log on to their accounts via a link in an email.

    • C. 

      Because the email is trying to trick recipients into providing personal information on a bogus website.

    • D. 

      Because the email falsely claims that e-gold is running a competition.

  • 8. 
    Take a look at the diagrams below – They are all existing security toolbars! NETCRAFT TOOLBAR       SPOOFSTICK     SPOOFGUARD
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Because the email does not have your name, in this case “John Doe”

    • B. 

      Because the URL matches the displayed URL

    • C. 

      Because the URL does not match the displayed URL.

    • D. 

      Because the email does not require you to provide sensitive data.

  • 10. 
    Take a look at the email below – Why is it legitimate?
    • A. 

      Because they provided an email link to contact them if you have a question.

    • B. 

      They do not ask you to do anything related to this email.

    • C. 

      The ‘’email to” does not look like a valid email address.

    • D. 

      The ‘’email to” looks a like a valid email address.