Rules of the road...if an email makes your pulse quicken, stop clicking, take a deep breath, exhale and start hovering your mouse! If you get an email from Chris or any other supervisor asking you to do anything from reading an updated policy to doing them an urgent favor, repeat after me, stop clicking. Take a deep breath, exhale, and start hovering your mouse.
1. Check the sender’s email, does it raise any suspicions? Hover your mouse over the sender’s address or reply to: address.
2. Before clicking on any links in the email, hover your mouse over the link to see where it’s taking you.
3. If you suspect an email might be Phishing or otherwise malicious, contact the help desk, or reach out to the individual to verify its authenticity.