Digital Safety Tip: Phishing

last updated 10/8/2020

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What is Phishing?

Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
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Hover DO NOT Click

  • If you receive an email requesting information, hover over the link and/or FROM email address to verify that the link and email address are really from who they say they are.

Look for the Out of District Warning

  • ALL emails sent from senders outside of GCCISD will begin with the text shown below.

  • Remember, DO NOT click links or open attachments unless you recognize the sender AND know the content is safe!
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DO NOT Open Attachments

  • Attachments could contain viruses or malware that can damage your computer. steal your password, or install spying software.

  • Do not open any email attachments that you are not expecting from a sender.
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Remember, you would not put in your social security number or credit card number on an unknown site so DO NOT put in your username & passwords either. This information is just as sensitive.

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Unsure about a sender or an email message?

Report it to the help desk (helpdesk@gccisd.net OR 281-420-4633).

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