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 

COVID-19 Hospital Visit

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This is an anonymous email, asked to be sent to you to inform you about the possibility of coming in to contact with a family member/colleague/neighbor who has contracted the COVID19 Virus in your office/area.

Message from President Franco J.

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Dr. Franco J. Vaccarino began his term as president and vice-chancellor of the University of Guelph in August 2014. Described as ....Read More <link to infected website>

Maintenance!!

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 Dear User : This is the last notification to validate your account, Please Verify Your Mailbox Account By Clicking The Following Link Below:
  
 Click Here
  
 IT Service Desk.
 © Copyright 2020 Outlook. 

U of G

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This message is from  University Of Guelph ITS Help-Desk. We are conducting a secure security in all email accounts, all users are to verify his/her account immediately in-order to avoid de-activation of your account click on SECURE
 
 
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 IT Help-Desk ©2019  outlook Corporation.
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U of G

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You have received a new secure message from University of Guelph click Here
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SERVICE HELP- DESK
University of Guelph