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Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Center for Online Learning and Innovation (COLI) have some tips for avoiding email phishing scams.  Periodically we all receive emails in our Canisius inboxes that look vaguely like they were sent by ITS, insisting we click links or reply promptly before our “accounts” are suspended.  Or, people we don’t know tell us they’ve tagged us in a Facebook feed or sent us some sort of goods in the mail (with a link to click for details).  These are phishing scams, designed to get us to reply or click a link and in some way, at some point, supply them with sensitive information that allows them to access our accounts and data.

Here’s a COLI Quick Tip video with advice for identifying and avoiding phishing scams:

Submitted by: Mark Gallimore, PhD, Center for Online Learning and Innovation