Catch a Phish: Take The Quiz

Phishing e-mails are designed to look like they are sent by legitimate businesses. Can you tell the difference between a fake and the real thing?

1. Click on the links to view sample e-mail messages from trusted senders like Visa and Microsoft.

2. For each one, decide whether you think it's legitimate or fake.

3. After you've viewed all 10 sample messages and made a selection on each, hit the 'Vote' button at the bottom of the page to check the results.


Identify the 'phish' in the examples below:


Visa (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

Citicards (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

Microsoft/Hotmail (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

PayPal (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

eBay (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

Amazon (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

Paypal (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

Citibank (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

eBay (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate

Paypal (Click to view message)
Fake
Legitimate


Note: This is an unscientific survey of washingtonpost.com readers.

Compiled by washingtonpost.com. The e-mail message samples above were collected and evaluated by MailFrontier Inc. and the Anti-Phishing Working Group and appear here courtesy of the two groups.


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