All international and exchange students please be aware that Carleton email accounts have been targeted by a phishing scam. These emails contain fake job application forms to trick students into providing their personal information. Phishing is a type of fraud where emails, calls and texts are sent out by individuals posing as legitimate institutions in order to steal and collect sensitive information. At best, when we recognize and prepare for them, they are a minor annoyance and easily avoided. At worst, they can result in hackers stealing private financial information or even identity theft.

Some subject lines of these emails include:

  • WORK CONVENIENTLY WITHIN YOUR OWN SCHEDULE
  • Campus Announcements – Student and Staff Part-time Employment
  • WORK AT YOUR LEISURE HOUR

Upon receiving these or a similar email, students are advised to delete them immediately and block the sender.

For more information please consult the official Carleton page. For more information and to learn how to better protect yourself from phishing scams, please visit the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.