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Validate Your Account

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Dear Staff/Students,
 
Your e-mail account was LOGIN today by Unknown IP address, click on the Administrator link below to validate your e-mail account or your account will be temporary block from sending messages.
 
VALIDATE [LINK REMOVED]
 
Failure to do this will lead to total lock down of your email account and your email will be deleted from the mail server, do not ignore this notification. Treat very urgently.
 
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U.S. Department of Education !!!

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From: FirstName LastName
Sent: Monday, November 20, 2017 6:03 AM
Subject: U.S. Department of Education !!! 

It's Very Urgent

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From: FirstName LastName
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:41 PM
To: noreply@msn.com
Subject: It's Very Urgent 
  
This was sent out to me from your mailbox and I have upload the documents via Adobe multi-function device just CLICK HERE and sign in with your email address to view documents.  Sincerely IT  Help Desk office of lnformation Technology The University 365 Office

IT Helpdesk

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From: FirstName LastName
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2017 8:49 AM
Subject: IT Helpdesk 
  
Security update for your UoG Student account to avoid account disable. 
click ITHelpdesk/update 
  
© University of Guelph

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This email is a poor attempt at phishing. Do not click the link in this email as it will give hackers access to your account information. 

University of Guelph

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From: FirstName LastName
Sent: Tue 07/11/2017 18:02
Subject: University of Guelph 
  

Dear Staff/Students

  Your e-mail account was LOGIN today by Unknown IP address, click on the Administrator link below to validate your e-mail account or your account will be temporary block from sending messages.

VALIDATE [LINK REMOVED]

IT Helpdesk

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From: FirstName LastName
Sent: Monday, November 6, 2017 8:54 AM
Subject: IT Helpdesk 
  
Security update for your UoG Student account to avoid account disable. 
 
click ITHelpdesk/update 
 
© University of Guelph

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This email is a poor attempt at phishing. Do not click the link in this email as it will give hackers access to your account information. 

Health Update

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From: Support <NNN@optusnet.com.au>

 Sent: Oct 30, 2017 5:17 PM

 To: email@address.com

 Subject: Health Update

University of Guelph

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From: FirstName LastName
Sent: Friday, October 27, 2017 9:11 AM
Subject: University of Guelph 
  
 Dear Staff/Students 
   
 We are migrating all  email accounts into  Outlook Web App 2017 and as such all active Account Holder are to verify and Log in for the upgrade and migration to take effect now. This is done to improve the security and efficiency due to recent spam mails received. 
   
 Click here Upgrade Account to migrate and block further Spam mails. 

Guelph

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Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 4:13 PM
From: FirstName,LastName
Subject: Guelph 

News

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From: xxx xxx
 Sent: Friday, October 20, 2017 1:57 PM
 To: newsalerts@uoguelph.ca
 Subject: News 
  
Your Uoguelph have new features for GryphLife, 
Please LOGIN [LINK REMOVED] to explore and increase some more space for new messages. 
  
Signed. 
Uoguelph Admin

 

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This message is not legitimate. Please DO NOT click on the link contained within the message.

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