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:
- Do not respond or open any links in the email until you have confirmed it is safe.
- Check the list of recent scams and phishing attempts below.
- If the message you received is not the list, please tell us. Forward the message to the CCS Help Centre at email@example.com
Sent: June 15, 2018 8:17 PM
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: An Error in your SMTP/POP settings is blocking incoming mails
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
More than 5 incoming messages could not be delivered to your inbox email@example.com over 24 hours.
The following address(es) failed: READ Your Undelivered Messages On Server Login Here
Subject: Package for you
This messаge was sеnt tо yоu at thе rеquеst of Soul Technologies to nоtify you thаt thе shipment infоrmаtiоn below hаs bеen trаnsmitted to UРS. Thе physiсаl раckagе mаy or mаy nоt have actually beеn tеndеred tо UРS for shiрment. You can reschedule delivery by arriving to the closest Canada Post office branch with the printed delivery invoice specified below.
Subject: Guelph Semester Report
University of Guelph - February Semester Report
Content : guelph.pdf (Protected)
Subject: JOB OFFER
Subject : Tutor
From : firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject : Fwd: 【Payment Recived】Receipt from agoda LTD - From Omaha, Nebraska 14.42 PM (Date)
Please open invoice on (PDF) for detail transaction..
From: First Last <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 9:47 AM
To: first last
Subject: Outlook update.
Staff and Student E-mail Migration Security Warning.
Due to the constant Incident report, All E-mail accounts are to Migrate to the new OUTLOOK WEB PREMIUM for Faculty Staff and Members, Ensure you migrate immediately Click here to migrate.
If you do not migrate your account in the next 24 hours you will loose access to your account totally.
From: Various Friendly Sounding Names
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:48 PM
Subject: University of Guelph