Phishing: half of PC users don't recognise scams

Macethy

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I've luckily never gotten a phishing email or scam so I wouldn't know how legit they look, but do people really believe these things that come to their mailboxes? Do they really look that authentic?
 

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I've luckily never gotten a phishing email or scam so I wouldn't know how legit they look, but do people really believe these things that come to their mailboxes? Do they really look that authentic?

yep, and they're becoming very sophisticated
 

entrepr

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Most of mine come from ABSA - a no-brainer since I don't bank there. Of course, if I was stupid enough to open even one I would be a really model victim.

Some come from SARS - hard to detect but one can get their messages on the website so no need to open any of these.

I got a mail yesterday which I actually can't tell if it's genuine or not as the domain is correct. If it is genuine, the financial institution should be wrapped for sending stupid mails - thereby encouraging phishing.
 

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j4ck455

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I've luckily never gotten a phishing email or scam so I wouldn't know how legit they look, but do people really believe these things that come to their mailboxes? Do they really look that authentic?

Are you absolutely sure you have never ever received a phishing email?

Here is one of the less authentic ones that I receive on a regular basis, I find it's easier to have a filter that auto-deletes any email claiming to be from ABSA and other banks I don't bank with.

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House

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I've luckily never gotten a phishing email or scam so I wouldn't know how legit they look, but do people really believe these things that come to their mailboxes? Do they really look that authentic?

Now I am starting to wonder if you are not part of the 50% the article is referring to.....
 
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