E-mail phishing scams attempt to steal data
(usernames, passwords, credit card data stored in browsers, etc) and/or install
viruses or malware by encouraging recipients to click on links within an e-mail
which appears to come from a valid and/or authoritative source.
ISD Technology Department will take all possible steps to remove these
items from the system, however the safety of your personal data as well as the
security of the Duncanville ISD Network is reliant on a team effort.
the following guidelines for e-mail and digital citizenship:
The Duncanville ISD
Technology Department, Microsoft, the IRS nor any other valid entity will
ever send e-mails requesting users to click on links to change passwords
or perform any other action which would relate to a secure communication. This is very important as
understanding this guideline will allow you as a user to remain vigilant
and skeptical regarding unsolicited and dangerous e-mail communications.
E-mails from unknown senders
which contain web links should NEVER be opened beyond preview, should
never be manipulated or forwarded, and included web links should never be
E-mails from unknown
senders or unsolicited/suspicious e-mails from known contacts which contain
web links should ALWAYS be deleted immediately.
If in doubt regarding
any suspicious e-mail communication, contact the Technology Department
immediately, using the following process: