Scams Awareness Month: Test your knowledge and take our quiz

Published: Tuesday 26th July 2016 by HEY Today editor

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As you may be aware if you’re a regular visitor to this news section, July is Scams Awareness Month and we’ve written a number of articles to help you avoid falling victim to swindles, hoax calls and other criminal activity of this nature.

Think you’re scam aware? Take our quiz to see how clued up you really are.

  1. Using a mixture of lower and upper case letters, numbers and symbols makes for a strong password. True or false?
  2. One average, how much do scam victims lose to fraudsters?
    A) £1,500 B) £2,000 C) £2,500
  3. What is the most common type of cyber crime?
    A) Sending computer viruses B) Email hacking C) Online bullying
  4. Why should you always install the latest version of your web browser?
  5. Which of these organisations should you report an email scam to?
    A) Action Fraud B) Police C) Trading Standards D) All three
  6. There are certain circumstances when your bank will call you and ask for your PIN number. True or False?
  7. What is the estimated total cost of cyber crime per year in the UK?
    A)£145billion  B)£155billion C) £193billion
  8. What does the ‘s’ stand for in the https:// part of a website address?
  9. Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act means your credit card provider must protect purchases over what amount?
  10. Which of these are signs that a letter is fraudulent?
    A) Bad spelling or grammar B) Asking for money up front C) Both

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Published: Tuesday 26th July 2016 by HEY Today editor

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