Can you spot the fake?

WildCowboy

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Fun little quiz from McAfee...identifying spoofed sites and other scams. Not hard, but fun to spot the giveaways.

Linky
 

ezzie

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Sep 7, 2006
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8/10 for me....and i'm really off my game today because i missed some rather obvious grammatical errors. :eek: oopsie.

that was fun...thanks for the link!
 

Royale w/cheese

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Jun 5, 2007
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9/10, the chase one got me too. Maybe I should have read it some more. :) That almost seemed like one of the more obvious ones if you read their explanation.
 

LinuXtreme

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Jul 15, 2007
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9/10

I always scrutinize a website before giving personal information or logging in. There was one I got confused on and accidentally voted for.

Of course it helped that I'm familiar with most of those sites and their layout :D
 

nbs2

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Mar 31, 2004
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A geographical oddity
7/10 - MySpace, CapitalOne and Chase

Of course, I've never used CapitalOne, so their big giveaway - the logo - didn't do anything for me. But, that's no excuse.
 

mkrishnan

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Jan 9, 2004
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I got 10/10 also. I thought the Chase and Cap One ones were hard. Some of the others I knew right away because I actually use them, though. Although, scarily, I use BoA and I had to scrutinize that one closely.
 

invasian

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Jun 7, 2007
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9/10

I got the very last question wrong about SSL...oops, at least now I know. There were some of them where the address bar link was shown and you just have to check to make sure it is https

and there were some that I used so I knew what they were supposed to look like (e.g., Amazon)
 

CalBoy

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May 21, 2007
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7/10

I learned some stuff though, which is good. Thanks WildCowboy, it was fun:)