Apple Icon  SPAM & PHISHING EMAILS (JUST SAY NO!)

You may receive emails offering you lottery winnings, free trips, or low interest loans simply for sharing some personal information. You may receive emails from eBay, Amazon, or your own bank asking you to verify your account information. You may receive email from someone pretending to be your WPS email administrator, telling you your mailbox is full or it has been inactivated and asking you to send in your login name and password.

Spam and phishing emails are dramatically on the rise, attempting to trick you into sharing personal and sensitive information. How should you handle these emails?

DELETE THEM!
NEVER RESPOND!
NEVER open an attached document "for more information." ALWAYS delete them.

NEVER provide personal data in response to any email. Legitimate emails will not ask you for this information, and any email that does so is spam - DO NOT RESPOND! Staff members have lost money, had charges made in their names, and have disrupted WPS email services as a result of users revealing personal information, including account logins, passwords, and various account numbers.

Please take a few minutes and review the recommendations outlined in the article below. Teachers, please share the article with your students and take a moment to discuss the importance of protecting themselves against phishing/scam attacks.

7 Ways to Identify and Protect Against Phishing Emails in Google Apps

PROTECT YOURSELF! DO NOT RESPOND TO SPAM OR PHISHING EMAILS! JUST DELETE THEM!


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