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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Phishing Explained by Common Craft

Last week's viral Google Docs phishing scam provided a good reminder to many that we should always give a critical eye to emails and social media posts that don't look quite right. It also served as a reminder that we need to educate students and, sometimes, our colleagues about phishing attempts. Common Craft has an excellent video on the topic. You can watch the video as embedded below or on the Common Craft website.


On a related note, if you get a Facebook friend request from someone you're already friends with, it's likely a scam. Your best bet is to delete the request. But for some folks it's an opportunity to have fun with a scammer as one of my friends recently did when she suspected a scam. See the screenshot below for an explanation.

Disclosure: Common Craft videos require a subscription to be used in classrooms. I have an in-kind business relationship with Common Craft.