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Cybersecurity advisory: phishing email claiming to come from UNB president

Author: IT Service Desk

Posted on Aug 28, 2019

Category: News and Notices

A phishing email scam has recently targeted UNB, claiming to come from UNB President Paul Mazerolle with the subject line “professionl development oppourtunity” and asking you to review an attached document.

Don’t get caught up in a phishing scam. Always check for these common signs of a phish before clicking any links or opening attachments in unexpected emails: 

  • UNB’s external email warning message at the top of the email.
  • Spelling mistakes and/or poor grammar.
  • An unusual “from” email address.

If you’re ever unsure about the legitimacy of an email, please contact the IT Service Desk at 457-2222 (Fredericton), 657-2222 (Saint John) or itservicedesk@unb.ca and we’ll help you determine if it’s safe.

Learn more about how to recognize email scams and protect yourself and the university from cybersecurity threats by completing UNB’s cybersecurity awareness training (Beauceron):

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