Akankasha Dewan 02 August 2019 11:03:54 AEST 2 MIN READ

Think you’re smart enough to spot an email scam?


A plain-text email purporting to be from Dropbox asking you to upgrade your account. A super legitimate-looking email supposedly from Netflix directing you to sign in to unlock new benefits. A notification apparently from EnergyAustralia with your latest bill attached.

Do you know how to spot which of these emails are real and which of these are fake?

It can undoubtedly get tricky – cybercriminals are, in fact, coming up with new, innovative ways every day to deceive you into thinking a hoax email is a real one. Their techniques range from using high quality graphical elements to ironically using safety features (such as safety questions) to trick you into clicking on malicious links.

To help educate you and your teams on how to spot a fake email scam from a real one, we’ve created an interactive quiz. This contains real-life examples of email scams we’ve intercepted in the past, along with genuine emails that our commonly found in Australian inboxes.

Take the quiz today and test your knowledge!



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Cybercriminals use email scams to infiltrate organisations with malware and attack them from the inside. 
All criminals need to break into your business is a cleverly worded message. If they can trick one person in your company into clicking on a malicious link they can gain access to your data.

For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can protect your business with MailGuard's predictive email security.
Talk to an expert at MailGuard today about making your company's network secure: click here.

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