With the holiday shopping season already upon us, now is a good time to remind ourselves to be alert to online shopping scams and other ruses.
Have you heard about Google's scam spotter website? Check it out at https://scamspotter.org/, and be sure to take the two-minute quiz to see how well you area at detecting a scam.
I love this site because the most pertinent information you need to know is presented visually, making it easy to comprehend regardless of your level of security knowledge. In less than 10 minutes you can learn how to detect scams in email (phishing), text messages (smishing) and phone calls (vishing).
If you know someone who isn't security savvy or doesn't have time to devote to becoming a security expert, please share the scamspotter.org link with that person. This is an especially useful resource to share with your elderly loved ones, your kids or those who may be mentally challenged.
Sample tip from scamspotter.org:
A note to my readers
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