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A quiz to help you learn to detect misleading email messages so that you can better protect yourself from scams. This is a support document for Korea International School's professional development program. http://thefishbowl.phoenix.wikispaces.net/Avoid+Scams

A quiz to help you learn to detect misleading email messages so that you can better protect yourself from scams. This is a support document for Korea International School's professional development program. http://thefishbowl.phoenix.wikispaces.net/Avoid+Scams

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  1. 1. Gone Phishin’ Don’t get reeled in. By Steve Katz http://www.flickr.com/photos/nagaon/3281233242/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  2. 2. Can you spot a fake? • Look closely at the following email messages. Try to decide which are legitimate and which are phishing for you to go to a web site you are not expecting to.
  3. 3. Legit or phishing?
  4. 4. Phishing Notice the from email address. It is not from FedEx. If you hover over the link, you’ll notice the destination does not appear to be a FedEx URL.
  5. 5. Legit or phishing?
  6. 6. Legit The email address looks like it is from YouTube. *Sometimes this can be faked. If you hover over the link, you’ll notice the destination appears to go to a YouTube URL.
  7. 7. Legit or phishing?
  8. 8. Phishing Notice the from email address. It is not from LinkedIn. If you hover over the link, you’ll notice the destination does not appear to be a LinkedIn URL.
  9. 9. Legit or phishing?
  10. 10. Phishing Notice the from email address. It is not from Nokia. (Look after @.) NEVER open an attached file when you don’t know the person who sent it. There is a possibility it could be harmful to your computer. Even though this looks like a Word document, it may not be.
  11. 11. Legit or phishing?
  12. 12. Legit The email address looks like it is from Mercury Magazines. *Sometimes this can be faked. If you hover over the link, you’ll *Although this email is from a legitimate notice the destination appears to company, it was unwanted & is considered go to a Mercury Magazines URL. spam (but not deceptive nor harmful).
  13. 13. Legit or phishing?
  14. 14. Phishing Notice the from email address. It is not from YouTube. Even though this looks like a legitimate link, if you hover over it, you’ll notice the destination does not appear to be a YouTube URL.
  15. 15. Be Vigilant • Even though an email looks legitimate it still might be fake. • Always take a close look at a website before entering information. (Check the URL.) • Remember, reputable sites don’t send emails asking for personal information.

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