How do I avoid and report a phishing email?
Reporting A Phishing EMail:
To report a phishing email to RUSD Tech Department, please follow these steps:
- When the email is open, click on the 3 little dots on the right upper corner of the email form and
- then choose “Show original”.
- Once the original is open, click on “Copy to clipboard”, then close the window.
- Then paste the contents into a new email, and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report a phishing email to Google, please fill this form: https://support.google.com/mail/contact/abuse
Avoid Phishing Attacks
Be careful anytime you get an email asking for personal information. If you get this type of email, remember this:
- Don’t click any links or provide personal information until you've confirmed the email is real.
- If the sender has a Gmail address, report the Gmail abuse to Google.
Note: Gmail won't ever ask you for personal information over email.
When you get an email that looks suspicious, here are a few things to check for:
- Check that the email address and the sender name match.
- Check if the email is authenticated.
- Hover over any links before you click on them. If the URL of the link doesn't match the description of the link, it might be leading you to a phishing site.
- Check the message headers to make sure the "from" header isn't showing an incorrect name."
For additional information about avoiding and reporting phishing email, please visit: https://support.google.com/mail/answer/8253
Important: If you think your Gmail address has been taken over, please, call us, or email us from a different device and a different email account at: email@example.com.