In The Media: Stacey Wood Authors Psychology Today Piece on Scams

Portrait of Stacey Wood, Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and professor of psychology at Scripps College in Claremont, California

Stacey Wood, Scripps’ Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology, authored a piece for Psychology Today: “Why and How Impersonation Scams Thrive.” Wood discusses impersonation scams, in which a fraudster impersonates a legitimate organization in order to access a victim’s sensitive information and finances. Impersonation scams are highly successful, Wood says; she advises readers to be vigilant in verifying the identity of the sender when receiving phone calls and electronic communications.