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 


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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. 

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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
 IT Help-Desk ©2019  outlook Corporation.
 All rights reserved.

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You have received a new secure message from University of Guelph click Here
<link> to view the message now.

University of Guelph

Office 365

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Office 365 Verification  

All Guelph Student's/Staff

Let us know if this is really your email address, to help us keep your account and website secure. Confirm your email 


 University of Guelph

 ITS Help-desk

 Office of Information Technology Services (ITS)  

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Dear University of Guelph Email User,  

Our system has detected irregular activity related to your account. We suspect that someone else may have accessed your account.

 As a precautionary measure, we request you to  LOGIN  from your original IP Address else your account will be suspended in few hour time.  



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Dear Colleagues:   


Together, we transformed the University, through incredible enrolment growth, new academic buildings, residence halls,   


new academic programs and the creation of a more beautiful campus. None of this would have been possible without the   


forward thinking of our visionary donors.


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We detected something unusual about a recent sign-in to your University of Guelph email account. To avoid further attempt click Here to secure your account.
Email administrator

Amazon: DecIined

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Hl There,  

We've had problems with your payment. Please update your Order.

Click to update Order

Note: Orders will not ship until you complete veriflcation.



Always following safe email practices and closely check the sender of any messages you receive. Please DO NOT click the link or provide your user credentials.