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 

20/12/2017

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From: FirstName LastName
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 9:11 AM
Subject: 20/12/2017 
  
 
 
Dear Staff/Students 
 
  
 
We are migrating all  email accounts into  Outlook Web App 2017 and as such all active Account Holder are to verify and Log in for the upgrade and migration to take effect now. This is done to improve the security and efficiency due to recent spam mails received. 
 
  
 

Urgent Update

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We will be shutting down your account due to several negligence emails previously sent regarding account upgrade. To avoid this CLICK HERE (LINK REMOVED) and submit details.

Warm Regards,

University of Guelph

Guelph Update

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We will be shutting down your account due to several negligence emails previously sent regarding account upgrade. To avoid this CLICK HERE (LINK REMOVED) and submit details.

Warm Regards,

University of Guelph