Recent Scams and Phishing Attempts

The online safety and security of the University of Guelph community is our top priority. One of the most common methods for cyber criminals to access your personal information is through email phishing scams, where they attempt to lure you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment, try to convince you to share your identity information (e.g. passwords), or try to infect your system with malware.

If you receive a suspected a phishing attempt:

  1. Do not respond or open any links in the email until you have confirmed it is safe.
  2. Check the list of recent scams and phishing attempts below.
  3. If the message you received is not the list, please tell us. Forward the message to the CCS Help Centre at IThelp@uoguelph.ca 

IT-DESK (c)

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Dear user 
  
Your Email was accessed from a different Country IP & will Be suspended, you need to Verify this account now.  
  
Please Click ** Verify Now **and sign in to confirm your IP. 
  
Copyright © 2019 Mail! Inc 

IT-DESK (c)

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Due to the recent migration to 2019 webmail University of Guelph, you are requested to update your record within the next 24hrs to validate your existing information in order to keep your record up to date Verify Now . 

Financial Aid On Hold - Action Required

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This is a reminder that your financial aid is on hold until all of your documents have been received and processed by our office. Please log in to your guelph.verifymyfafsa.com/ [LINK REMOVED] portal to complete the requested information. Submit all required items by July 31 in order to have your file complete before the first fall disbursement. If you believe you have completed all requirements but are still getting this reminder email, please log into your Financial Aid Account at the link above and click the submit button.
Sincerely,

Respond Urgently

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We're letting you know that we've detected multiple IP-Conflict on your email account, 
 You have received a new secure message from U OF G click Here to view the message now.
  
 Regards,
 SERVICE HELPDESK
 University of Guelph

Attention

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Dear users, 
  
We will close your email account due to several negligence in the emails we previously sent you about the status of your email account. To continue using your email without any changes, click on the mail account button below: 
  
MAIL ACCOUNT 
  
This request is mandatory, this can lead to the suspension of service. 
  
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 
  
Thank you. 
University of Guelph admin. 

Email Termination Request !!

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Hi User

We received a request to terminate your Email and process has started, Please give us little time to complete your request.
If you did not make this request Please : Undo Termination Request
Your Email access will be denied

Thanks

University ofGuelph Alert.!!

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Hi User
 
We received a request to terminate your Email and process has started, Please give us little time to complete your request.
 

Document Pending

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Dear Account Holder, 
 
Your incoming mails and documents have been placed on hold due to recent spam activities. 
 
We need you to verify your account before you can view new files! 
 
Verify Now 
 
Sincerely,  
 
Web Technology Services
 The University of Guelph (U of G)
 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada.

Services (ITS)

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Dear All,  
As a reminder, the IT team will migrate all faculty and staff email to Office 365/OWA during the first week of January. For more information, please visit the new Office 365 for Faculty and Staff website.  
As we get closer to delivering these exciting new services, you will receive the latest update and security. 
To get these updates within a minute click the update button.  
CLICK UPDATE ACCOUNT  
Thank You! 
Technical Support.