Phishing is when someone tries to get personal information such as your usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by pretending to be a trustworthy person or organisation using electronic means like emails or a sms. In this exhibit we will try to see how gullible you are! What are the tell-tale signs of someone trying to con you?
- Read the examples of the following emails and sms's, decide if each one is authentic (real) or not and discuss why you think so.
- If someone were to send you an email and you cannot track that they are who they say they are, what should you do to safeguard yourself? You may consult the resources in your Module 8 folder or the Internet.
- Comment on all the examples in the comment section below.