Can You Score Perfect On This Quiz?

Test your knowledge of what’s real and what’s a scam to see how #CyberAware you are! 

Images too small? If you’re on a mobile device, you can zoom in on the screen using your fingers to enlarge the image. If you’re on a Windows computer you can zoom in by hitting the ‘Windows’ key and the ‘+’ key together or with Mac by hitting the the ‘Command’ key and the ‘+’ key together.

To get out of Magnifier you press the ‘Windows’ key and ‘ESC’ key together, on a Mac you hit the ‘Command’ key and the ‘-‘ key.

Test your cyber security knowledge below!

Have you ever had to second guess whether an email, pop up, or website was a real warning or a scam? This short quiz will make you a master of spotting fake stuff online. Share it with a friend to challenge their knowledge! 

Comment your score below! And check out the full reasoning behind each answer here.

89 comments

  1. Eric van der Holt - Reply

    Unable to deal with the quiz because the example is too small to be readable.

  2. John Pettipas - Reply

    Can not read the God Damn thing so how can you answer yes or no. What kind of quiz is this ?
    Come on get real. Most of us need to be able to read the message.

  3. Donna Fleming - Reply

    This would have been helpful if the signs of fraud or legitimacy were pointed out, otherwise nothing is learned. 100%? I’m either knowledgeable about scams or I’m a good guesser. Some of the screen shots had print so small it was unreadable, so some of my answers were guesses. This fell way short of the learning experience I was hoping for.

  4. Sandy - Reply

    Great quiz – makes you think carefully!

    Would be more educational however if after each answer a few points indicating what makes it true or false would be helpful.

  5. Laurel Tallosi - Reply

    I think it was a good thing to help us see which ones are scams and which ones weren’t. Thank you!!!

  6. Cathy Tompkins - Reply

    Although the printing was very small, with the help of a magnifying glass I could read them, and it would have helped to have the things pointed out that made it spam or legit. Some of them look so real, and if you haven’t seen the legit ones several times before it would be easy to be taken in. The one I got wrong was one I had never seen before so had to guess!

  7. Roge (A.K.A. "ICE") - Reply

    I got 100% easily, but then I am very deep into Programming, So I am more then just a normal or a typical user, BUT I DO WANT TO ADD A LITTLE MORE TO YOUR ANSWER TO THE 1st QUESTION,,,
    Your answer was, “Windows does not contact its customers through pop-up messages. Turning off your computer cannot result in the loss of your data so if you see this message, close your internet browser by clicking CTRL + ALT + DEL on your keyboard and navigating to the Task Manager.”
    IT’s TRUE If one Shuts off or even unplugging a PC from the electricity they will not lose anything that they have already save on their PC, But if they were typing in wordpad or notepad or working on pictures in ms-paint they they will lose it if it is not saved, Now there is a Program I have that is like a sticky notepad, anything typed in it stays in it till the user removes it, I’ve hat that program for almost 20 yrs now an it keeps all text in it even if the power goes out the text that was typed in it will be there when the power comes back on, T little program is called “FORGOT – IT” it works extremely well,
    Now as for using the Task Manager that works & is better then waiting for the PC slowly shut down & then the slow Shutdown & the Slow Start for most PC’s & many people are very addicted to the internet, However you did not say anything about how different browsers work with the Task Manager, In Internet Explorer (IE) the Task Manager may work easily & fast with just 1 click, But with Mozilla Firefox when you open Task Manager there is a list of Mozilla items in the Task Manager, ending task on 1 might not shut all the open Mozilla items down, It could be a lucky shot to hit the right one & end up shutting the right one down that is connected to that Microcrap/Micro$#!t (Microsoft) Warning page or the 1 that will shut all open Mozilla item down, I’ve had to click a few to end up finally clicking the 1 that closes all open Mozilla items even though I usually have a lot less Mozilla windows open then it shows in the Task Manager, I use to get that pop up a lot I ended up getting a good blocker that actually blocked the sites when any site popped up that I didn’t want to see or have pop up anymore, Now instead of seeing sites that I don’t want to see I get a funny pic that says opps somethings wrong with people scratching their chin or with 1 eye squinting an other eyebrow raised or a pug looking at a pie on a table, It’s a great blocker, Its on mt small laptop that just had its video graphics card crap out so now the screen is to dark to see unless I plug in an external monitor but I need the monitor for my new Desktop PC, Not sure what the blocker was called I’ll hook it up later & try to get its name an where I got it from,,, And Yes it was FREE & Works Great….

    • FixMeStick - Reply

      Hey there Roge, thanks for partaking in our quiz and sharing those insights here! Another free and good adblocker to prevent those pesky popups is called AdBlock. Just make sure you choose the right one for your browser, you can get it here: https://adblockplus.org/

  8. Ruth S - Reply

    to improve this test, you could add things like ….
    why your answer was correct. Or why your answer was wrong.
    Things to look for in the future when we get pop ups.
    Thanks for this test, I look forward to seeing more.

  9. Wayne - Reply

    Excellent tool to review potential scams. One cannot be too careful! Thanks fix me stick…

  10. Lorraine - Reply

    Great survey some were hard to read but really a eye opener thanks for putting the quiz out there

    • Keegan Anfield - Reply

      You’re welcome Lorraine! Thanks for taking the time to do it. We’ll be sure to do similar quizzes in the future.

  11. BP - Reply

    Got 6 out of 7, but have been caught in the past and as recently as September. But it was credit card.

  12. William (Bill) Stanzeleit - Reply

    I agree with earlier comments. No matter how much I increase the size of my screen, your examples are very difficult to see

    • Keegan Anfield - Reply

      Sorry about that William. We’re working to improve this for the next quiz.

  13. EricC - Reply

    On a Mac it was easy to enlarge the screen shots but it would be easier to take the test if you could eliminate that step.

    • Keegan Anfield - Reply

      Hey Eric, we agree! We’re working on a solution for the next quiz. Be sure to stay tuned.

  14. Marty Boles - Reply

    I am very interested in the fixmestick but only have 1 computer so would price be the same?

    • Keegan Anfield - Reply

      Hi Marty, yes the price is the same. Our 30 day trial and Home FixMeStick are each good for 3 computers. You could run it on a friend or family member’s computer.

  15. Sandra - Reply

    This was a great quiz! I scored 6/7 so I need to brush up my skills a little. We need help to spot these tricks because I e been scammed before. Thanks for the quiz!

  16. JAMES THOMAS - Reply

    BEEN SCAM TO MANY TIMES OVER THE PHONE SO I GOT A GOOD IDEA SO I TREAT EVERYONE AS A SCAMMER

  17. Gayle Cooper - Reply

    I got a perfect score. What’s my prize? Besides a very secure computer that is.
    GG

    • Keegan Anfield - Reply

      Sorry about that Domenick. You can zoom in on your phone to see it better.

  18. Janet B - Reply

    I got 100% , not a computer programmer just an Accountant , with a very suspicious mind.

    Read the screen carefully all the clues are there.

    • Keegan Anfield - Reply

      Hi William – great job! Always best to be careful. We’re always here if you have any questions.

  19. Michael Marks - Reply

    I’ve run FixMeStick a dozen times or so, only none time did the scan find a virus, must either be lucky I suppose or I’m detecting suspicious scans myself prior to using your (FixMeStick) scan!

    • Keegan Anfield - Reply

      Sounds like you’re being extra careful which is great! FixMeStick is a great second layer of security for added peace-of-mind.

  20. Esp - Reply

    A. The min they want you to call “Now! Now! Now!” Its a total red flag.
    B. The one logo was just slightly wrong. You did have to zoom in to look at it. But it wasn’t right.
    C. Still the people up adobe are right. You need to point out what the giveaways are
    D. 100% 7/7 😸

  21. Kilvy - Reply

    I just finished the quiz. I got one wrong because I was using the wrong glasses! However, I must say that I love the way F.M.S. does things. These people are right on their toes and stay way ahead of the curve at all times ( I’ve found ). It’s like being back in school & having a pop quiz. It not only keeps your mental computer data sharp but keeps you safe as well. I love it :)Nothing like a ” gleaming ” reputation.

    • FixMeStick - Reply

      Hey there Kilvy, glad to hear you enjoyed our quiz! Keep on the look out for future quizzes by subscribing to our newsletter (:

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