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March 13, 2020 (last updated: May 14, 2020)
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May 30, 2018
Ahh, summer is finally here. Many students will be away from campus during the summer months and many faculty likewise will enjoy some time away. And the advice is always: be vigilant about wearing sun screen. No disagreement, but I want to talk about also keeping up your security vigilance during the summer. We want you to stay safe even while you are away.
December 11, 2017
The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission put together a fantastic article called "The 12 Scams of Christmas". With their permission, the following post borrows heavily from that article and has been tailored for the University of Guelph community.
October 6, 2017
Chances are if a job offer looks too good to be true...it is! Ever year job offer scams make the rounds attempting to trick students into providing their personal information and ultimately scam them out of their money.
How the Scam Works
Step 1 - Initial Contact
August 4th, 2017
Phishing has gone mobile! Malicious phishing messages sent out via SMS are often referred to as 'smishing', and it is on the rise.
July 19th, 2017
March 10, 2017
March is the start of tax season (yeah!). At this time of year there is always an increase in the number of tax-related scams going around via email and phone. Here is just one example of a scam where the perpetrators claimed to be from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) in order to steal money from their victims.
November 24th, 2016
February 16, 2016
Have you ever seen a pop-up like the one above while browsing the internet? You are surfing the internet, when suddenly your screen is full of popups warning you about an infection on your computer, with windows saying “Click Here” or as in the case above, “Call this number”. It is an easy scam to fall for if you aren’t careful, and can have devastating consequences.