Information for Your Safety and Protection
Catholic High School has made a concerted effort in the last two years to move toward becoming a “cashless campus” by offering online payments for numerous items. Doing so allows us greater accountability and tracking of funds and provides parents digital receipts for all transactions from field trips to t-shirts to event tickets. We have received an abundance of positive feedback from families regarding the convenience afforded them in not having to worry whether payments and permission slips have made their way to the right place.
However, there are some key pieces of information parents need to be aware of in order to keep themselves safer online. Spoofing and phishing scams, those in which an account is impersonated with the intent to steal information or gain access to resources via malware, are plentiful in this day and age. In an effort to ensure your online safety, we wanted to communicate a few specifics regarding online purchasing:
- OUR SITE Purchases made directly through Catholic High online will use the secure address http://www.geauxbigred.com/shop. These may include but are not limited to, sponsorships, ads, yearbooks, camps, apparel, and field trip payments.
- OUR PAYMENT PROCESSOR Catholic High’s payment processor is PayPal. Payment information, whether through a credit/debit card or a PayPal account, is processed through their site and is not housed on our servers.
- OUR ADDRESSES Digital invoices are only used in the case of field trip installation payments when such an option has been offered by Catholic High and selected by parents. These invoices are sent by email via the addresses email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org. They will not be sent via addresses of individual employees.
We would also like to remind parents that just because an email “appears” to be from a Catholic High email address doesn’t mean that it is. We have taken considerable steps toward preventing our addresses being spoofed, but that does not mean criminals will not find a way to pretend they are us in order to gain access to personal information. If you receive a suspicious email that appears to be from one of our accounts, please notify our Technology Director, Mrs. Henry (email@example.com). It is preferable that you not open the email, but be sure to never click links within it.