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A Stanford deception expert explains why people fall for online scams

26 Aug 2020

People are more vulnerable to phishing attacks from hackers right now. Here’s how you can guard against them.

We all know the feeling, that awful sinking in your stomach when you realize you’ve clicked a link that you shouldn’t have. Maybe it was late at night, or you were in a hurry. Maybe you received an alarming email about a problem with your paycheck or your taxes. Whatever the reason, you reacted quickly and clicked a suspicious link or gave away personal information before realizing you had made a dangerous mistake.


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