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Email Phishing targets PTSA

Our executive vice president Kimberly Eng Lee recently received an email which purportedly came from our president, Sigrid Pinsky.

Here’s what the email looked like:

From: Sigrid Pinsky <pre.sidentptsa@aol.com>
Date: February 5, 2019 at 6:49:38 AM PST
To: execvp@gunnpta.org
Subject: Hi  Kimberly
Are you available at the moment?The board need some gift cards for donation….
can you get some today?If Yes Kindly get back to me quick
You will surely be reimbursed
Thanks
Sigrid
Note a few disturbing issues:
  • the reply-to address pre.sidentptsa@aol.com is not an email address we recognise
  • the subject was personal, referring to our correctly  VP by her first name
  • it was “signed” correctly with our president’s first name
  • it was asking for gift cards

It seems quite a bit of research went into this phishing scam. Please be careful with these types of emails.

Senior Portraits and Baby Ads

Dear Parents of Seniors, 
 
Senior Portraits are taking place between now and January! Contact NowandForeverStudio.com (408) 354-8660 soon!
 
Every year, the yearbook staff sets aside a portion of the yearbook for Senior Baby Ads. These ads allow parents of seniors to honor their child and send them a supporting message. Graduation from high school is a noteworthy step in every child’s life that surely makes every parent proud. As a long-standing tradition at Gunn, these Senior Baby Ads help celebrate this monumental achievement. Due date Friday, Oct. 27!