Information Technology Services (ITS)

Fake Utoronto Link in Phishing Email

Published on: May 30, 2016

30 MAY 2016 PHISHING ATTEMPT

Several users have forwarded ITS a fraudulent email posing as the University of Toronto that we want you to be aware of. 

The email is from an @live.mercer.edu email address and states that the University of Toronto has “temporarily suspended/disabled your account from all incoming messages”:

There is a link to “www.utoronto.ca” that actually directs victims to a phishing site.

If you receive this email, do not click the link provided and mark as junk. The email concludes with a threat stating that failure to click the link will result in account termination. 

Thank you to all the users who brought this phishing message to ITS and the Security Admin’s attention.