“Phishing” is named such, because someone is “fishing” via eMail or “social interaction” to get information.
- Your bank account has been compromised, and we need you to confirm your information.
- You ordered something via online, and they need to confirm your information.
- Your account will expire if you do not confirm your information.
- You have exceeded your quota and need to confirm your information.
Notice, that in these limited examples, they main thing is “that your information” needs to be confirmed.
This confirmation is always via a web link within the message that says it is a normal URL.
But, it is not the normal URL. It is a fake site, created with the specific intent of making you “think” you are on the correct web site, but it is not. It may even have the graphics of the correct site, but they are not using the correct site.
If this has actually come into your “In Box”, mark it as spam.
If this is in your spam box, leave it alone.
If this is in your quarantine area, leave it alone.
Our district’s domain is ccsd59.org, not:
The school district will NEVER ask you for your password via an eMail message, because we created your account – we can change your password.