For many cyber criminals, email is the door to your PC, laptop, or smartphone. All they need to do is convince you to open it. This is what phishing is all about. It is a bit of social engineering that entices the user, getting them to download, click, or share information that criminals then use to attack.

We've therefore prepared a short test to help you spot the signs of a scam. Please try it, then share it, to help make the online world just a little bit safer.

Spot the Scam

Criminals send hundreds of millions of emails each day to trick people out of personal info and money.

Can you identify 8 signs of a phishing email?

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Well done!

Remember, phishing emails come in various disguises. Some promise rewards or deals. Others warn of bank problems.
To help avoid these scams, follow these tips:

Make sure the sender’s address matches their details
Look for subject lines that overuse $ymbol$
Google any name or company you find suspicious
Check for overused CAPITALIZATION and punctuation!!!!
Keep an eye out for bad grammar and typoes typos
Remember that unexpected rewards are often too good to be true
Be suspicious of any email that asks for personal info
Know that real companies use their own email, not Gmail
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