• Correct answer: #2

    Phishers capitalize on trends and current events. They might ask for contributions to charities, talk about economic uncertainty, or appeal to people’s emotions concerning politics or things in the news. Phishers don’t have any interest in the weather as a distraction tool.

  • Correct answer: #4

    A phishing email may have one or all of the following:

    • The email is vague and generic, and it’s threatening something about one of your accounts.
    • It talks about an urgent threat and sounds suspicious.
    • The offer is too good to be true. Don’t click on the link.
    • Never give out financial or personal information in response to an email that seems questionable.
  • Correct answer: #2

    A person who sends phishing emails typically asks for personal or financial information on a webpage or pop-up window linked from the phishing email. They use that information to purchase things online or gain unauthorized access to data.

    Phishers may use fake names, but they do not steal an identity to send the emails, nor do they request photos.

  • Correct answer: #4

    If you click on a link in a phishing email or open an attachment, the email sender could gain access to company systems, steal information, or distribute malware into the company network or your personal computer. Don’t give them this kind of power!

    Avoid clicking on links or opening attachments unless you know the sender and are sure the email is valid.

  • Correct answer: #4

    Phishing emails often use a sense of urgency to make you click on a link or open an attachment without thinking. Often these emails come from someone you don’t know and contain attachments or links that you don’t recognize.

    Remember: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.