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No. 1 /7
You get an email from your bank asking for your confirmation of identity. What do you do?
I reply with my information ASAP! I do not want something wrong to go with my bank account.
I call the bank and give them my number.
I leave the email and do nothing about it.
I check the email address to check the exact email.
No. 2 /7
You get a call from an investment company, offering you to invest in an amazing product. You:
Consider it and tell them you will call them back later.
Hear them out and send them a cheque if you like the idea.
Tell them you are not interested.
Immediately end the call, even if you have not said anything yet.
No. 3 /7
You want to rent a place. The renter is overseas, and sends you pictures of the place. You:
You check the pictures and if you like it, you rent the place.
You ask for more pictures.
You tell the renter to show you the place when they come back.
You go check the place out yourself.
No. 4 /7
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You receive this email. What would you do?
Go to my bank account and check my statement.
Contact the bank.
Reply to the email asking them for a link of some sorts.
No. 5 /7
You get a call from the IRS saying you need to pay your taxes. What do you do?
I hang up, because I know I already paid my taxes.
I write a cheque before we get off the phone and send it to them.
I ask them to send me proof and documentation.
I just tell them that I paid my taxes and there is no problem.
No. 6 /7
You meet someone online and start falling for them. Months later, they ask you for money. You:
Send them the money immediately.
Depends on how much money they are asking for.
Refuse, and tell them you're unsure about this.
No. 7 /7
You get an anonymous call telling you they have leaked pictures of you. You:
Freak out and send them all the money they're asking for.
Ask them to send you proof.
End the call and do nothing about it.
Tell them to meet in person.