This episode features Pete Matheson, the founder of Tekkers IT Managed Services. Pete lives in the UK, and now coaches IT businesses on video marketing.

Try the “CAN I BE PHISHED?” online self-assessment game to get a taste of how fun and effective gamified learning and assessment can be.

The Click Armor Phishing Checklist

In each episode, we’ll use our basic phishing checklist to analyze a different phishing message, so you can learn the clues about what to look for, to avoid becoming a victim. Here’s the basic Checklist:

1) Gut Feel Garbage

2) Sender Sanity

3) Link Elusiveness

4) Body Believability

The best way to use the checklist is to try to disqualify a message with each check. If you haven’t thrown out the message by the time you’re finished step 4, it’s not a guarantee that the message is safe. So, if you still aren’t sure, you should ask for help from an IT support person.

Special Guest for Episode #7: Pete Matheson

We take a look at a pretty obvious – you might even say “funny” – phishing email that tries to convince us that we’re in for some great surprises from FedEx. Still, there are some good lessons in spotting phishing attacks, followed by some great tips and advice from Pete on marketing and managing money successfully.

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