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Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 27 Jul 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Spacecowboy92

    Spacecowboy92 Gettin' Lazy

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    9/10 :( I’m shocked! I got the capital one wrong. Damn, I knew the template looked dodgy but it looked so convincing. It got hard when they took the site addresses away. I even had to check Amazon to see what colour that parcel at the top is, red or green.
     
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  3. poenanie

    poenanie New Member

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    6/10 though I did this in a rush , I feel ashamed of myself :p
     
  4. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    8/10 - not bad I suppose. Quite an interesting little test.
     
  5. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf New Member

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    10/10 just look for grammar mistakes, I make enough but major companies shouldn't
     
  6. TheVoice

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    10/10 for me. Some of them were a bit more tricky though, it has to be said.
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    8/10, I just look for key features.
     
  8. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Darn, Java is blocked here at work. Will have to wait till I get home.
     
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    10/10, far too easy

    If scammers learnt some grammar we'd all be stuffed though, although the Paypal email was tricky as i couldn't do my usual trick of hovering over the link and seeing where it pointed.

    Anyway if that's the worst scammers have got i will sleep easier :)
     
  10. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    9/10. Most of these were unbelievably obvious. That being said, we're with computers often, so it's no surprise to us that we'd catch what typical users would miss.
     
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    9/10 missed the Bank of America one. I usually check the url to see if the site is a scam.
     
  12. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    Also missed that one... 8/10 (didn't know about the The Nigerian 419 scam...)
     
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    9/10...got the bank of america one wrong cause I didn't read the text errors. good thing I don't use them.
    I used to get the Nigerian scams all the time.
     
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    Rating: Safety Guru

    10/10 on my first try. :D
     
  16. Votey

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    10/10. Way too easy for people like us bit-tech readers. But your average Joe Sixpack using his interweb connectrolla wouldn't catch many of them.
     
  17. Shielder

    Shielder Live long & prosper!

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    10/10. Although I guessed on the Amazon site. I didn't notice the errors on the page and just clicked on the one that looked right. I should really have only got 9/10 I suppose.

    Andy
     
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    9/10. I lost on the amazon one. Thing is that I would always check the address bar before anything else if I suspected a phishing attack so the questions without it were a bit pointless.

    Also if I get a link in an email to a shopping/banking website then I'll always just type in in the address bar anyway to avoid any problems.
     
  19. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    9/10 - got the last question wrong! Gah!
     
  20. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    I did the same with the amazon one, I didn't pick up on the error, it just didn't look right esp the links at the bottom.
     
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