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.

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

From: Alessi, Ronald
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:43 AM
To: Alessi, Ronald
Subject: [BULK] RE: Support Admin
Importance: Low

Dear User‏‏,

Your password will expire within 24hrs Click on: faculty and staff email upgrade to validate your e-mail

This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email service.
For more information please visit

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.

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:  Tuesday, March 10, 2015


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