Mom Don't Click That

Watch real-world stories of cyber scams told by our parents in their own words

web series Mom Don’t Click That takes an illuminating and light-hearted look at modern cybercrime through our parents’ eyes, including the best advice for avoiding scams.

Cyber smarts know no age limits

Mom Don’t Click That takes an illuminating and light-hearted look at modern cybercrime through our parents’ eyes, including the best advice for avoiding scams. Instead of security professionals telling their scary stories, these are real world stories told by victims in their own words.

We’ll talk about the scams that got the best of them, the how and why behind them, and how we can all learn from that. We’ll celebrate outsmarting a few bad guys, too.

Cyber smarts know no age limits

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Episode 1 - Facebook Scams

In the premiere episode, Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), talks with his father about an unexpected occurrence involving suspicious Facebook messages. Learn what tipped him off to it and how it could have been avoided.

Episode 2 - Real Estate Fraud

In this episode, Tom Pendergast, MediaPRO’s Chief Learning Officer, talks with his mother about a house rental scam she encountered and the red flags present throughout her communications with the scammer.

Episode 3 – Phony IRS Calls

In this episode, Jim Foote, Micro Focus’ Global Chief Security Technologist, and his parents talk about a phony call from the IRS his father received threatening them to pay back taxes or get arrested. They also discuss other sorts of phone scams and ways to avoid them.

Episode 4 – Financial Smishing

In this episode, Jon Check, Senior Director of Cyber Protection Solutions for Raytheon Intelligence and Space, and his mother, Beth, discuss a scam text message Beth received claiming to be from her bank and what tipped her off. What signs should you look for to help you figure out if an unexpected text message is a scam? Tune in to find out!