Prevent smishing 

Dallas ISD team members must be cautious and take steps to protect sensitive data against smishing messages, a mix of “SMS” and “phishing”, which fool consumers into disclosing sensitive information or compromising security. Smishing attacks can be avoided by following these simple tips:

  • Be cautious of messages promising prizes, rewards, or offers that seem too good to be true. These could be bait to lure recipients into revealing sensitive information.
  • Be suspicious of abrupt requests for immediate action from coworkers/supervisors you rarely communicate with (i.e. principal asking you to buy gift cards).
  • Watch out for messages containing shortened URLs or links that appear unusual or lead to unfamiliar websites. These links may redirect to phishing sites designed to steal credentials or deliver malware.
  • Don’t trust urgent SMS messages regarding your credit card, bank account, or package delivery.
  • Disregard unexpected texts asking you to reset your password due to your account being compromised. Only rely on Dallas ISD technology team members to assist you with password resets and troubleshooting.

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