Beware of phishing emails circulating on campus that appear to be from the Carleton’s President, and includes an attachment with a link to another website’.  This is a phishing email and should be deleted immediately.

The attachment includes a link to a website which will collect your credentials, and/or personal information.

Do not respond to the message.  Do not open the attachment and do not provide your Carleton account or any other personal information.

If you have already responded to this email and provided your Carleton account, please change your password immediately.

Always 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 or to purchase gift cards, send money etc.  These are often phishing emails.

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

  • It appears to come from the Carleton University President, senior or other management.
  • 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”
  • Messages marked with [External Email] warn that the email has come from an external sender and may not be legitimate, especially if it appears to come from an @carleton.ca email address.
  • It has bad or unknown email addresses.
  • It ask you to purchase gift cards and then to send the details of the cards electronically.
  • There are spelling or grammatical errors in the email

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

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