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Welcome to the Technology Services Department of Continental Elementary School District #39. The mission is to enhance student achievement by providing technology services and support to our students, teachers, administrators, and staff. The use of technology accommodates a wide range of learning styles and levels for all of our students. Through various technological tools, students will be challenged and motivated to problem solve, explore, and learn in order to prepare themselves to live and work successfully in the twenty-first century.

COVID-19 Cyber Scams

Posted Date: 04/22/2020

Be Mindful of COVID-19 Cyber Scams

Posted by: Albert Magallanez on Monday, April 17, 2020, at 9:46 AM (MST)

Security engineers are seeing an increase in cyber scam activities that are taking advantage of the panic being caused by the Coronavirus. There are reports of websites offering to sell phony products, and using bogus emails, texts, and social media posts as a hoax to take your money. 

Emails and posts are circulating that may be promoting awareness and prevention tips, and false information about cases in your local area. They may also ask for victim donations, advice on treatments, or send malicious email attachments. 

Tips to help protect from COVID-19 Cyber Scams:

  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.

  • Make sure the anti-malware and anti-virus software on your home computer is up to date.

  • Don’t click emails claiming to be from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or experts saying that they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to learn about ways you can help keep yourself, your family, and our shared community safe.

  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations. 

  • Do your homework when it comes to donations, whether through charities or crowdfunding sites. If someone wants donations in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money, don’t do it.

  • Be alert to “investment opportunities.” The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is warning people about online promotions, including on social media, claiming that the products or services of publicly-traded companies can prevent, detect, or cure coronavirus and that the stock of these companies will dramatically increase in value as a result.

What to do:

  • Ask yourself, "Would this person really ask me to do this?"
  • Call the sender to verify the authenticity of the request.
  • Do not reply to the email.

  • Do not purchase any gift cards.

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