Phishing vs. Legitimate Emails – Can You Spot The Difference?

Phishing or Legitimate?

Correct! Wrong!

Phishing or Legitimate?

Correct! Wrong!

Phishing or Legitimate?

Correct! Wrong!

Phishing or Legitimate?

Correct! Wrong!

Phishing or Legitimate?

Correct! Wrong!

Phishing or Legitimate?

Correct! Wrong!

Phishing vs. Legitimate Emails - Can You Spot The Difference?
Oh dear...

Looks like you could still use a bit of help discerning between legitimate and phishing emails.

HINT: Some common signs of a phishing email include odd formatting, unnecessary use of special characters, misspelled words and use of unfamiliar email handles.
Not bad...

Not bad! You were able to pick out a few of the phishing emails.

HINT: Phishing emails are improving every day. They will often imitate well-known companies to further convince you of their legitimacy (i.e. grocery stores, big-name banks, retailers, etc.). No matter who it appears to be coming from, avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments within the email to avoid installing malware or being redirected to a phishing site meant to steal your personal information.
Congratulations!

Wow! You're really good at this. Scammers -- watch out, we've got a pro over here!

Hint: Phishing emails are more likely to address you in the email as a customer, valued client, etc.

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Laura, former VP of Marketing at EZShield, now a Sontiq brand, is a marketing professional with over 20 years of experience leading marketing and...
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7 Comments

  1. I got 3 out of 6 right and that showed me I’m not as good as I thought I was about the quiz info. Thank you for having something like this to help put more things into perspective and now will be more aware of my social media android my emails.

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  2. I got a 5/6 and i did good. i only got 1 question wrong and i thought it was fishy but it wasn’t. But i still did good but yea have a good day

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