LARAMIE — Wyoming citizens reporting phishing emails to help their friends and neighbors avoid scams is why the CyberWyoming Alliance set up phishing@cyberwyoming.org. For the May 3 edition of the Hacker’s Brief, an email from Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center was reported by a Sheridan citizen and was mistaken for a scam. However, the email was real and the CyberWyoming Alliance has printed a retraction.

This creates a great learning experience for CyberWyoming Alliance staff to take that extra minute to research the scam reported by the citizen, a normal practice that was missed for this email on May 3.

Research includes a combination of the following tools and searches.

1. Checking the sender’s address.

• Could it be a real domain? A simple Google search gives a clue.

• If it looks real, then CyberWyoming Alliance…

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