Bad Emails - SPAM & Phishing

To mitigate and protect yourself from these emails, you must read the steps below.  These steps will help you prevent bad, spam, or phishing emails (pretending to be a person or an organization you may know).  The receiver of the email is the one that has to report the "bad" email as phishing or spam to Google. 

1.  Before clicking on ANY LINKS or REPLYING to an email, verify that the sender is real.  For example, if it was from a USC email, make sure that the "from" in the email has the @uscsd.k12.pa.us.  Click on the triangle next to the "to" (see two valid examples below) :

2. If the email is a Phishing scam, meaning it is an email from someone pretending to be someone else or pretending to be an organization, report the email as phishing (you DO NOT need to notify the Tech Dept, but you need to notify Google).  Notifying Google helps STOP these emails from happening.  

You can read more here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/8253?hl=en

3.  If an email is SPAM  (junk or unsolicited email) and you do not want to get any more emails from that sender, report the email as SPAM (you DO NOT need to notify the Tech Dept, but you need to notify Google).  Notifying Google helps STOP these emails from happening.  

You can read more here: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/1366858?co=GENIE.Platform%3DiOS&hl=en

Note: NEVER ENTER YOUR GMAIL PASSWORD INTO ANY FORM OR DOCUMENT.  Google will NEVER ask you for your password.  There is NO REASON to EVER give your Gmail password to Google or any third party website.  The only webpage that requires your Gmail password is the main login page to your District Gmail.  If you think you have given out your password or suspect that your account is at risk, change your password immediately.  The "fix" for any compromised account is a new password.  We recommend that you do not use the same password for all your accounts.  Use a combination of letters, numbers, special characters, and a mixture of lower and uppercase letters.  To change your email password, go to this link:  https://support.google.com/mail/answer/41078?hl=en

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