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Old 02-02-05, 12:54 AM
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Can you spot the "phishing" scams? [test]

http://survey.mailfrontier.com/survey/quiztest.html

Pretty good test. Admittedly harder than I thought.
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The one question using PayPal as an example was an automatic Phish in my book!
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I got 7/10. I tend to see fraud where there isn't any with these.
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I got 8 of 10. I got Paypal and Network Solutions incorrect.
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Not bad. I got 9/10 on my first try, missing the first one. It was too easy to figure out, based on the information at the bottom and the wording of the e-mails. That was the main giveaway. It's like all these phishing scams come from the same author or something.
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I missed the Network Solutions. 9/10.

However, I think these "legit" emails can still be made to look legit, and be fake. Hidden links and hidden redirects aren't talked about in this case.
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10/10.

The key with these seem to be to look for the email to ask for information (either input or "confirm") or money.
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1 wrong, the CapitalOne email.

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The fact that the link went to some obscure webaddress made me suspect it was a phishing attempt even though there was a partial acct number on the email
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9 out of 10 .. i missed the washington mutual. Although i knew they wouldn't email about that it didn't attempt to ask for info so i didn't think it was fraud
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I can easily go 10/10 if they let me view source on the emails.
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Eight out of ten. I missed on Capital One and Network Solutions.
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9 of 10.. missed the cap one
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8/10 BOA and Cap One. They looked phishy to me.
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1. Chase
Legitimate ... CORRECT

2. PayPal
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

3. Bank of America
Legitimate ... CORRECT

4. Washington Mutual
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

5. MSN
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

6. Earthlink
Legitimate ... CORRECT

7. Amazon
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

8. eBay
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

9. Capital One
Phishing Fraud ... INCORRECT
(The correct answer was Legitimate)

10. Network Solutions
Phishing Fraud ... INCORRECT
(The correct answer was Legitimate)

You got 8 out of 10 correct, or 80 %
I, too, tend to be overly suspicious.
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9/10

Since we couldn't see the hotlink references, it's all in the footer webpage reference.

Cap One needs to not use a "bfi0.com" domain to send their stuff.
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I got 9 out of 10. I also missed the first one, and I'm quite glad I don't carry a Chase card. I woulda deleted that one without a thought.
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Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
9/10

Since we couldn't see the hotlink references, it's all in the footer webpage reference.

Cap One needs to not use a "bfi0.com" domain to send their stuff.
correct on both counts. I wish they would include the links cause that's the easiest way to tell. And what the heck is Capital One thinking using a "bfi0.com" domain?? I got 9/10 also because of Capital One
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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei
I missed the Network Solutions. 9/10.
Same with me: 9/10 and screwed up on Network.
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I'm also overly suspicious...


1. Chase
Legitimate ... CORRECT

2. PayPal
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

3. Bank of America
Phishing Fraud ... INCORRECT
(The correct answer was Legitimate)

4. Washington Mutual
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

5. MSN
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

6. Earthlink
Legitimate ... CORRECT

7. Amazon
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

8. eBay
Phishing Fraud ... CORRECT

9. Capital One
Legitimate ... CORRECT

10. Network Solutions
Phishing Fraud ... INCORRECT
(The correct answer was Legitimate)

You got 8 out of 10 correct, or 80 %
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Originally Posted by Mongo
1 wrong, the CapitalOne email.
Same.
Old 02-02-05, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Mongo
1 wrong, the CapitalOne email.

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The fact that the link went to some obscure webaddress made me suspect it was a phishing attempt even though there was a partial acct number on the email
Same here. That's an idiotic thing for CapitalOne to do. I would have deleted it immediately even if I had a CapitalOne account. The site even says that it's basically a trick question. The partial account number was meaningless to me since there are times when phishers send a message like that with a static number.

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Old 02-02-05, 09:48 AM
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9 out of 10. I got the Bank of America one wrong. A bunch of these had those fake links at the bottom of the email, and some were just damn obvious from the lack of professional HTML design (MSN)
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Originally Posted by Mongo
1 wrong, the CapitalOne email.

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The fact that the link went to some obscure webaddress made me suspect it was a phishing attempt even though there was a partial acct number on the email
Same here.


JustinS is right, it would be 10 of 10 easily if we could have viewed the source.
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9/10 Got the Network Solutions one wrong (the last one). Yay, I'm good at smelling phishies!

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