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How Do You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Leslie Whitten

Phishing scams come in various forms, and if you fall for one you must immediately report it.  The faster you act on a potential phishing scam, the more likely the intrusion can be stopped.  Did you click on a link or a PDF attachment only to discover that it wasn’t what you expected?  Tell someone now!

The FTC has a short quiz you can take to test your knowledge about phishing scams.  I strongly encourage you to take 5 minutes and see how you do – https://www.ftc.gov/tips-advice/business-center/small-businesses/cybersecurity/quiz/phishing.  You may ask your staff to do the same.  If you get anything less than 100%, it is time for IT training.  If you need help in this area, please feel free to contact me to discuss further options.  A cyber attack can be very expensive; the best thing you can do the prevent an attack is proper training on best cyber practices.