Beware of phishing emails circulating on campus with subject of: “critical email alert”, appears to be from Carleton University. This is a phishing email and it should be deleted immediately.

Do not reply to the message, do not click on the link in the body and do not provide your email and/or account information.

If you have already clicked on the links in the body of the message or have already responded to this email, please change your password immediately.

Be wary of unsolicited email that asks for personal information, or tries to convince you to click on a web link to update personal information.  These are often phishing emails.

How can you tell if an email is a phishing attempt?

  • It asks you for your password or directs you to a webform asking for your password
  • The subject line is in all caps
  • There is a call for immediate action – “download this now” or “confirm you email identity now” or “click on the link below”
  • There are spelling or grammatical errors in the email

Please visit our IT security page for more tips on protecting yourself online.