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 

Vacant position

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 Data entry operator,work online entering data.
 The job will only take 1hr of your time daily and
 it's between Monday and Friday or on weekend if that
 works best for you.
 *Hours: 5 weekly average
 *Skills needed
 *Basic Excel knowledge
 *Basic computer knowledge
 Send your resume and all inquiries to:
<external email address>


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Not familiar with BITCOIN? Then this is an opportunity for you to learn & make money. COINBASE COMPANY ( A secure platform that makes it easy to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, Ethereum)  seek INDIVIDUALS who can VISIT at least “one” BITCOIN ATM every week for survey.
Weekly pay is $350. No specific time required as long as work is completed in a timely manner.
For more information, Please email ( ) for more information

You have got an urgent message from The University of Guelph

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 Dear User,
 This is to let you know that our web-mail server will be upgraded and maintained soon.
 If you don't want your e-mail account to be terminated during the upgrade,
 Send "UG--UPGRADE" to X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X-X (Phone number redacted)
 You will receive instructions on how to upgrade your account via text message.
 If you do not comply with the above, your email access will be disabled.

Paid Internship relief program!

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We recently received a notification from UNICEF regarding an ongoing internship program available to students and staff of colleges in Canada. It is a work from home internship program and the pay is $350 weekly. You can get more details and apply below:

Take part in our marketing survey and get $90

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From: "Online Shopper" <>'ve been selected


There has been spam that is being sent from "no sender" which is puting your own email in the sender address. We are working to block these emails from coming in.  


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 I'd like to refer you to a part-time customer assessment job; you will be paid between $300 to $350 for every assessment. Kindly Click here for more details and how to apply.  Note: This job can be very exciting, for those who love to shop it's the perfect job that offers fun assignments and flexible schedules. Your contribution will bring improvement to customer services within your area.

Unemployment newsletter

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University of Guelph - Updates

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Dear Student/Staff :
 Your Uoguelph Email Account information needs to be updated in the database system to avoid deactivation.
Click Update Email Account  to update

 University of Guelph IT Help Desk

University of Guelph Alert!

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