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

  1. SNIPERMikeUK

    SNIPERMikeUK New Member

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    10 out of 10 Baby!!!

    Yes I even suprised myself, It said I have the powers of one of them pixies that can see into the future (clarvoyant)....Lol!!!
     
  2. J-Pepper

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    10/10 first go... you got to be really dumb to fall for phishing scams now-a-days tbh.. sorry I sound harsh but true.

    People deserve to be scammed if they don't swot up on safety.
     
  3. Dayains

    Dayains Notamodder

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    10/10
     
  4. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    i got 9/10.

    I failed on the payPal email. I would rather trust a mail telling me to log in to my account than one that wants me to click a link.

    And picking false pages from bad grammar isn't a good way at all IMO, as this can happen even on legit sites.

    I always look for pages asking for info there is no reason for them to need.
     
  5. simosaurus

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    10/10, tho there was a couple i prettymuch guessed due to lack of help text
     
  6. daveppeters

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    9/10 for me - got the last one wrong
    I don't look for grammatical errors as much as the information they are asking for. You shouldn't have to provide things like your mother's maiden name, etc. - that gave it away for me.
     
  7. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    10/10. But I have to say in some of those I wasn't sure either option looked particularly good (the Paypal test especially).
     
  9. benjamyn

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    7/10 with amazon right

    I knew it was that one because of the format of the email/password login bit. with the I am a returning customer etc.
     
  10. francisl1420

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    6/10, not great.
     
  11. Soulmage

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    9/10

    The funny thing is, I looked at the amazon one for a bit and then just ended up guessing. I guessed wrong. :(
     
  12. korhojoa

    korhojoa durr

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    waaay too easy.
    it was like, enlarge pictures, glance at them, next picture.
     
  13. IAmATeaf

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    9/10 for me, got the last question wrong on SSL :( At least I learnt something :)
     
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