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 

An Error in your SMTP/POP settings is blocking incoming mails

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Sent: June 15, 2018 8:17 PM
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Subject: An Error in your SMTP/POP settings is blocking incoming mails


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Package for you

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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.

Guelph Semester Report


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Subject: Guelph Semester Report

University of Guelph - February Semester Report


Content : guelph.pdf  (Protected)



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Subject: JOB OFFER 


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Subject : Tutor

Outlook update

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From: First Last <>
 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.  

University of Guelph

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From: Various Friendly Sounding Names

 Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:48 PM


 Subject: University of Guelph


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Subject: U OF G
From: FirstName LastName
Date: Today, 11:13 AM
Dear Email user
The IT Service Center has observed some intruders trying to gained access to the university email and we have put on hold to it 
Kindly reactivate your account to avoid any interruption when using your email account by following the link below REACTIVATE [LINK REMOVED]