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 

Your Bank account will be placed on hold

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This is to let you know you have to update your account information within the next 24 hours in order to protect it.

Your (Bank Name) Bank account will be placed on hold, and we will limited your access to your online banking if you fail to update your account information.


Personal Assistant Position

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Dear Applicant,

 Thanks for your response and sorry for my late reply, My name is
Anderson Kena , I'm a business entrepreneur, a human capital investor
and philanthropist maintaining established business relationship with
diverse companies within and across the Globe. My recent engagement
and subsequent business expansion necessitates the role of a Personal
Assistant who will help leverage my work load in order to ensure

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>


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