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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Detecting Phishing Scams

From time to time I am asked to help members of the "older generation" learn how to use email and navigate the Internet. One of the concerns this group typically expresses is fear of identity theft and similar Internet crimes. Recently, Common Craft released a video giving some tips for identifying and avoiding email scams. The video, embedded below, will be required viewing the next time I am working with new email users.



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This video should be required viewing for anyone concerned about phishing scams. The video is educational for any new email or Internet user.