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 

Respond Urgently

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We're letting you know that we've detected multiple IP-Conflict on your email account, 
 You have received a new secure message from U OF G click Here to view the message now.
  
 Regards,
 SERVICE HELPDESK
 University of Guelph

Attention

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Dear users, 
  
We will close your email account due to several negligence in the emails we previously sent you about the status of your email account. To continue using your email without any changes, click on the mail account button below: 
  
MAIL ACCOUNT 
  
This request is mandatory, this can lead to the suspension of service. 
  
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 
  
Thank you. 
University of Guelph admin. 

Email Termination Request !!

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Hi User

We received a request to terminate your Email and process has started, Please give us little time to complete your request.
If you did not make this request Please : Undo Termination Request
Your Email access will be denied

Thanks

University ofGuelph Alert.!!

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Hi User
 
We received a request to terminate your Email and process has started, Please give us little time to complete your request.
 

Document Pending

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Dear Account Holder, 
 
Your incoming mails and documents have been placed on hold due to recent spam activities. 
 
We need you to verify your account before you can view new files! 
 
Verify Now 
 
Sincerely,  
 
Web Technology Services
 The University of Guelph (U of G)
 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada.

Services (ITS)

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Dear All,  
As a reminder, the IT team will migrate all faculty and staff email to Office 365/OWA during the first week of January. For more information, please visit the new Office 365 for Faculty and Staff website.  
As we get closer to delivering these exciting new services, you will receive the latest update and security. 
To get these updates within a minute click the update button.  
CLICK UPDATE ACCOUNT  
Thank You! 
Technical Support. 

GuelphU has the duty to popularize my four big inventions to save all Canadian lives!

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Respectable 
 University of Guelph
 President FRANCO VACCARINO,
 Faculty, staff 
 each student 
 Dear Sir or Madam: 
 
    Please to see the full text of letter in the attachments, and you can
 to download at: www.ycec.com/SG/190617-GuelphU.pdf or
 www.ycec.sg/SG/190617-GuelphU.pdf, because the details of
 Chinese(中文)same to the UofT at
 www.ycec.com/SG/190613-UofT-hk.pdf, so not repeat again, sorry! 
 
    If the related of web page cannot to open for moment, you maybe

[ATTENTION REQUIRED] University of Guelph Amended Business Advancement, Execution, and Assessment of Guidelines and Goals.

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 LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT DR FRANCO J VACCARINO 
 
  
 
  
  
 It has been very gratifying for me to see the values that have so enriched my own life help our students find direction in theirs and to see how our enduring principles can help us to find solutions to the challenges we face in today’s world. We are committed to our mission, “We prepare people to succeed through quality career and quality education programs and services”.  
 
  

Guelph Update

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From: Hxxxxxx Dxxxxxx

 Sent: Monday, June 17, 2019 12:02 PM

 Subject: Guelph Update

   

This message is from Guelph University IT Helpdesk, We are currently upgrading our database and e-mail account centre i. e homepage view, enhance security installations of new 2019 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.