Dateline: St. Vrain Valley, Friday, November 27, 2020
A large number of district staff were targeted by a phishing scam on Friday, November 27.
An email with the subject line ‘[external] IMPORTANT: A Message From St. Vrain Valley School District” was sent to several staff members from an email address that was not part of the svvsd.org domain. The phishing email directed recipients to a site similar in appearance to a St. Vrain login page and asked them to log in with their Username, Password, and Social Security Number.
The phishing messages were identified by DTS within hours of delivery and a majority were deleted by DTS before being opened. At this time, there are four confirmed cases where individuals entered all the requested information.
- If you believe your account has been compromised go to Password Manager (https://password.svvsd.org) and change your password as soon as possible to a password you have never used before.
- Report any suspicious emails to Google by using the “Report Spam” and “Report Phishing” features in Gmail.
- If you entered your social security number, please go to https://www.ssa.gov/ and learn about Fraud Prevention and Reporting (https://www.ssa.gov/antifraudfacts/).
For more about Phishing, please visit the following St. Vrain Valley Schools District Technology Services site: https://tech.svvsd.org/support/phishing/