Many CCC email addresses have received the message below. It appears to be an email from CCC OIT, because it comes from an @ccc.edu address. However, it is actually a scam email that is intended to trick you into entering your private information. This is called a PHISHING attack. It is intended to make you think you are receiving the message from a legitimate individual/site in an attempt to get you to provide personal information or your username/password.
Contact email@example.com to report any suspicious activity related to your City Colleges of Chicago email account. Click here to learn more about how to identify a phishing email and get more tips on how to protect your personal information.
The message below is an example of a current scam email that is circulating. If you receive this message do not click on the link.
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:03 AM
Subject: Dear Outlook Web User
Dear Outlook Web User,
This is your IT Service Desk sending you this email for your account upgrade,
we are conducting an upgrade in all email account, all users are to verify
his/her account for upgrade, CLICK HERE: to validate your email account.
IT Service Desk
© 2014 Office Outlook web Access
There are many resources at CCC to help students succeed and meet their academic and career goals. Through GradesFirst, professors can identify students in need of support who are then provided with resources and referrals to academic advising, tutoring, and other student services. Students can log into GradesFirst to find their assigned Advisor and schedule advising and tutoring appointments. For more information, visit the GradesFirst website.
City Colleges of Chicago operates Child Development Laboratory Centers at Truman College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, and Daley College. These centers allow CCC students to attend classes knowing that their children are well cared for and connect adults to health and financial resources they may need.
The Child Development Lab Centers are requesting that you complete a quick assessment survey to help align these services to the needs of our students. The survey will ask for your opinions on services needed for both children and adults in your community. Any feedback you can provide is greatly appreciated!
Have you filed your 2013/14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet? To qualify for the MAP Grant and campus-based programs such as Federal Work Study, file your FAFSA by March 1, 2014.
Filing is easy. Visit www.fafsa.gov to begin. Be sure to include the federal school code for any colleges you are planning to attend. Click here for the federal schools codes for City Colleges of Chicago. Be sure to include the school code for the CCC College with which you are seeking your degree or certificate.
How was your Spring 2014 registration experience? Great? Not so good? Take a quick survey and let us know. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us make improvements. Click here to get started.