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 

Get Paid to Drive

Message Details

From: Firstname Lastname

Subject: Get Paid to Drive 
JOB TITLE: Paid to Drive
 We seek interested candidates to go about their normal routine with the advert of  the "Company Name Here" on their Car
 Must have a Car,Truck,Van or Motorcycle..
 $250 weekly including $50 for gas 


Message Content

Dear Staff/Students
We are migrating all  email accounts into  Outlook Web App 2018 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 to migrate and block further Spam mails.
University of Guelph
ITS Help-desk
Office of Information Technology Services (ITS)
50 Stone Road East Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1.

U of G

Message Content

Subject: U of G

This message is from University of Guelph IT Help-desk,
We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail account center i. e homepage view, enhance security installations of new 2018 anti-spam and anti-virus software, large mailbox space.
Kindly verify your email within 24 hours or your email will be temporarily  suspended.CLICK HERE to verify your e-mail.
Thanks for your co-operation,
IT Help-Desk
Copyright ©2018
All rights reserved.


Message Details

  From: Firstname Lastname <>
  Subject: WARNING
  This is an Email Service Alert from Service Desk. Our latest IP Security upgrades discovered an irregular Login attempts on your U O G email account earlier today from unknown location with this IP: 10.189.311.02. Our limited access security requires you to validate    your Email Account ownership. If not, your email account will be blocked within 24 hours.  Important Notice  
  To avoid this problem click here 

Technology Service notification

Message Body

Subject: Technology Service notification


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