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Scams & Schemes

Quiz by Kate Grunow

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  • Q1
    When the message says you only have a limited time to respond, it is often the sign of a scam.
    Creating sense of urgency
  • Q2
    Scam emails often offer things that are too good to be true, like the easy chance to win free money or prizes.
    Too good to be true
  • Q3
    Phony emails will try to trick you into giving up account information or passwords, or clicking on a phishing link where you fill out information that identity thieves can collect and use. Usually what they're asking for doesn't make sense if you think about it, because they should already have that information!
    Need to verify account information
  • Q4
    Identity thieves try to make you worry that something is wrong with your account, so you will feel you must immediately respond to the email to fix it.
    Alert account is in trouble
  • Q5
    Scam emails often include spelling and grammatical errors. A real company would not send out messages containing such errors.
    Spelling errors
  • Q6
    You might see a generic greeting that does not personally address you. Reputable companies send emails where they address their customers by name.
    Generic greeting
  • Q7
    Phishing emails often have a link within the email or an attachment that you are urged to click on. This link can lead you to a site or form where you (unknowingly) give your information to criminals. You should never respond to or click on links in such emails. Instead, go directly to the main website, and from there check your account.
    Link in email or attachment
  • Q8
    Which of the following is NOT a warning sign that this message is a scam:
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    It asks Evan for his private information
    Evan is addressed as “Sir”
    The offer sounds too good to be true
  • Q9
    1. A type of crime in which your private information is stolen and used for criminal activity is called:
    Identity theft
  • Q10
    Sara finds a message on her phone that she thinks might be a scam. She should:
    Delete the message
    Forward the message to her friends to see if they think it’s a scam too
    Reply and ask the sender not to send more mail

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