Security Awareness

Module 3 – The 6 tell-tale signs of a scam message (P101-3)

Scam messages have common characteristics which you can use to weed them out. In this module, you’ll learn the six tell-tale signs of a scam message.

At the end of this module, you will know how to spot a scam message and how to avoid falling for a damaging phishing scam.
  • Module 3 - Introduction
  • 1) Before responding to any incoming message you should first …
  • 2) How should you handle a message that arrives out of the blue?
  • 3) If you receive a message asking you to do something, what should you do?
  • 4) An external message arrives out of the blue… What might you conclude?
  • 5) If you receive a phone call asking you to for personal or ‘security’ data...
  • 6) If a message arrives out of the blue with a request what should you conclude?
  • 7) Which of the following might be considered ‘out of the ordinary’?
  • 8) Which of the following could be classified as displaying ‘normal’ behaviour?
  • 9) Which of the following aspects of an email message are signs of a scam?
  • 10) The tax office is pursuing you to give you a refund. Are you surprised?
  • 11) If an offer seems ‘too good to be true’, what outcomes might you expect?
  • 12) The ticketing website only has 2 tickets left for the game. What do you do?
  • 13) Kevin, the junior in the accounts department, has just received an email.
  • 14) Which of the following is not something that a scammer would ever use?
  • 15) How many tell-tale signs are required before a message is considered a scam?
  • 16) If you receive a message that might be a scam, what should you do?
  • Module 3 - The Test
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever