Don’t Let Your Password or Personal Information Be “Phished”!

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The Department of Technology takes digital security very seriously. If you receive an email that asks for your ACPS password or a credit card number, please delete that email ASAP! If you are unsure if the email message is legitimate or have questions about the security of our email system, please reach out to the ACPS service desk at 434-975-9444 or

These emails are called “Phishing” emails and can be harmful!

Definition of Phishing: The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers.

You should NEVER share your password with anyone digitally or face-to-face. ACPS Technology staff and legitimate businesses will NEVER ask for your password through an email.

Please check out our Phishing Tutorial to learn more.

By the way, next week is Digital Citizenship Week! Make sure you are a good Digital Citizen and be on the lookout for more information.