Alert: Phishing Attempt

You may receive phone calls, emails or texts that are scams.

Please treat any unsolicited phone calls or emails with skepticism.  When in doubt call the Help Desk.

We will never ask for your username and password details in an e-mail or by phone.

It is also a violation of the College’s IT security policy to surrender your username and password details in this manner.

This particular scam is not obvious at first, but upon reading the body of the email, you can observe the unprofessional nature of the email, along with an obvious typo.  Professional organizations such as the USPS, will use correct spelling and formatting.

The phishing scam currently received by the College is as follows:


From: USPS
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2015 8:15 AM
Subject: USPS Delivery Notification

The package could not be delivered by our company’s courrier.

REASON: Wrong postal code

PARCEL # : USPS49765926


To reschedule a delivery, visit your post office with a printed copy of the shipping label.

The label has been attached to this notification, in .doc format.

For additional information about our services, you can visit our official website

Thank you for using our services.

USPS Global.


Cybercriminals will use your account details to take control of your e-mail account or computer system in order to gain information.  Do not provide any personal information.

Please stay alert and aware. We will send announcements anytime an attempt is received.

If you receive other suspicious e-mails or calls that we have not addressed, please contact Tech Support.

Our contact information is:

On-Campus: ext. 6137

Off-Campus: 281-998-6137

Thank you for your help.

Date Announced:  Thursday, February 12, 2015


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