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Thursday, March 31, 2005
93% of MailFrontier’s UK IQ Phishing Test-Takers Get At Least One WrongPost a Comment
One week after launch, nearly 12,000 people take the UK test to see whether they can spot a fraud from a legitimate email
Just one week after it launched, 11,832 people have taken the UK version of the IQ Phishing Test from MailFrontier. Designed to test and educate users on how to identify fraudulent email, the overwhelming majority of test-takers chose the wrong answer for at least one question.
Full results: 7th April
Test takers: 11,832
100% Count: 879
Number who got at least one wrong: 10,953
100% Percentage: 7.4%
Average score: 70.9%
The ten test emails are all real life examples caught by MailFrontier’s Desktop product user army, who then report them back to the company at the click of a button. This means that, had they appeared in people’s email systems in real life, a significant number of people would not be able to tell a real email from a fraudulent one.