Phishing e-mails often attempt to use emotional triggers or appear as if they are coming from a person that you know. They often have grammar, spelling, and syntax errors, and phrasing that a native speaker would not use. These e-mails typically include directions to reply with private information, or provide a link to a web site to verify your account by providing personal information such as name, address, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, or other sensitive personal information.
Indicators of a phishing e-mail:
- Name and e-mail address don’t match
- Attempt to prove legitimacy using words such as ‘Official’
- Uses a real organization or company name but incorrect e-mail address
- Poor grammar
- Unsolicited requests for personal information are a clear danger signal
What should I do if I have been scammed by phishing?
- Change your LSR7 passwords immediately
- Contact a member of the technology department if you clicked on an attachment and downloaded so that we can double check your computer
- Change any personal account passwords immediately if you share the same password as your district account
- If you suspect that a credit card number was compromised, contact the bank immediately