Warning – Phishing Scams Targeting Foreign Nationals Seeking Immigration to Canada (PDAD&C #87)
|From:||Joseph Wong, Associate Vice-President & Vice-Provost, International Student Experience|
|Date:||April 6, 2017|
|Re:||Warning – Phishing Scams Targeting Foreign Nationals Seeking Immigration to Canada (PDAD&C #87)|
We have become aware of various phishing scams that are targeting foreign nationals seeking immigration to Canada.
Individuals targeted will receive an email alleging to be from the “Canada Immigration and Resettlement Bureau” regarding the Canada 2017 Resettlement Provincial Nomination Programs. The email will claim that the individual has won an electronic ballot and has been granted permanent residency.
This information is false. Please advise any clients who receive similar messages not to respond and not to contact any individuals listed in the email.
If you are unsure about the origins or veracity of any email you receive, please contact your local IT services, ITS Security, or firstname.lastname@example.org for advice. Never click on an email that has links or attachments when the message looks odd. For more information about detecting phishing emails, please visit the Security Matters website.
If you have any further questions, please contact the appropriate individuals below.
- Faculty, Visiting Professors, Guest Lecturers: Please contact email@example.com
- Staff, Research Associates, Postdoctoral Fellows: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Postgraduate Medical Trainees: Please contact email@example.com
- Visiting Graduate Students: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visiting Undergraduate Students: Please contact email@example.com