A few weeks back Spamroll led your way to a test of your ability to identify phishing attempts. This test was sculpted around some UK products and services (so obviously it was designed for the British), but that didn’t matter all too much.
Almost everyone failed.
I say “failed” because it only takes one phishing attempt to nab you. You spend the next six months of your life cleaning up your credit report while some crook is dancing around the streets, listening to music on the iPod he bought with your credit card.
According to this report, 93% of those surveyed in Britain would be changing their checking accounts; thats out of more than 11,000 polled. In the US, where a similar test has been circulating a little longer, more than 300,000 have taken it and roughly 96% of them would be staring at unknown credit card charges.
Its all about education folks, so time to go back to school.