Everyday our inboxes are full of phishing emails. Most of the time, it’s very hard to figure out which emails are legitimate or not. With that in mind, Google created a fun quiz to put your cybersecurity skills to the test and help individuals pinpoint scam emails in their inbox.
Phishing is an attempt by scammers to trick you into giving up your personal information by pretending to be someone you know- usually through a legitimate-looking email message. These phishing emails consist of links to fake websites that request the input of personal information like credit card account numbers, pins and passwords. Scammers then take this data and use it to steal your identity.
Understanding how incredibly good scammers are at creating legit looking messages, the quiz consist of 8 emails-that may or may not be real. During the quiz, you can hover over links to help you figure out if the email is fake or not. Don’t worry about getting the wrong answer, because after each question the quiz gives tips and tools on what to look out for.
Can you spot when you’re being phished? Take the short, fun quiz here.