St. Vrain Valley Schools Targeted by Phishers

Description:

St. Vrain Valley Schools are currently the target of a spear phishing scheme. The phishers are creating non-district email accounts, but giving them display names of school administrators. They are then emailing specific people at the school, asking them to make purchases they will repay at a later date.

How to Respond

If you get a suspicious email request:

  1. Make sure it is coming from sender district account by clicking on the down arrow under their name and looking for the correct svvsd.org address. (see below)
  2. If it is not, contact them by phone and let them know you have received the phishing email.
  3. Do NOT reply to the email.

Spear Phishing

noun
the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender in order to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.

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