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 

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 
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.  
Thank You! 
Technical Support. 

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

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 University of Guelph
 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: or, because the details of
 Chinese(中文)same to the UofT at, 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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 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.

[WARNING : MESSAGE ENCRYPTED]**View Your Transcript & Student Record!**

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A copy of your Student record is available for you to look at Look through and keep up to date with your accomplishments
NOTE:  Your NET ID Access is needed to go through the Transcript. Initial Access is Transcript
Please do let us know if there are any errors that need to be rectified

Office of the Registrar                             
University of Guelph
50 Stone Rd E
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

U of G - HR Virtual Internship (Spring/Summer 2019)

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May 18, 2019


My name is XXXXX and I work with the HandShake, and my job is to provide part -time employments for qualified students during the academic year and beyond. I have contacted you because there is an opening for you at DDPC and below are the lines from your potential employer:


My name is XXXXX and I work as a clinical counselor for the State Disability Services Council - New York Chapter. (DDPC).


I provide individual and group therapy, coaching, assessment and academic screenings to support students with disabilities (physical, chronic, psychiatric, and invisible). A large percentage of the students served by the mental health unit have psychiatric disabilities or co-morbid psychiatric disabilities and need mental health support to be successful at the University. In addition, many University of students with academic difficulties and no prior diagnosis are seen and assessed through the academic screening and assessment process. I also am the Director of supervision, training and coordination of counseling psychology and clinical psychology graduate students of the United States who have practicums at SCDD and APA-accredited school psychology pre-doctoral interns.


You have received this email to be considered for an offer from the University Office for Students with Disabilities to work with me. This is an at-will position that reports directly to me should you decide to accept the Offer, you do not have to travel down to New York to occupy this position as we are working in terms to open a chapter in your state.


I care about Animal Welfare, Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Education, Environment, Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, Social Services and lots more.


This is a very simple employment. You will only help me mail letters, make payments at Walmart and purchase some Items when needed. This employment only takes 4 hours a day and 4 times a week for $620 .00 weekly. I am unable to meetup for an interview because I am currently away and helping the disabled students in Canada.


You will be paid in advance for all tasks and purchased to be done on my behalf and some of my personal letters and mails will be forwarded to your residence or nearby post office for you to pick up at your convenience. Upon my arrival we will discuss the possibility of making this a long-term employment if I am impressed with your services while I am away. My arrival is scheduled for the last week of June 2019.


To be considered for this position, use your "alternate email (different from school email)" to contact your employer directly by sending an email With your details as follow:


Full name,

Current Residential Address,

Alternate email (different from school email)

Cell #.









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