ALERT: Be aware of current events being exploited by scammers

January 31, 2020

Phishing emails and social media posts, exploiting people's concerns with the coronavirus, have begun to circulate.

Western CyberSmart would like to remind faculty, staff and students to remain vigilant and mindful of the threats posed by phishing or scam emails.

  • Do not open or respond to email that you suspect are phishing or a scam.
  • Do not open attachments or click on links unless you are certain of the source.
  • Do not provide your Western credentials (username and password) to any email request.
  • Do not input your Western credentials on any website unless you are certain it is for a legitimate Western purpose.

For further advice on identifying phishing or scam email please go to Western's CyberSmart website.

Please forward any known or suspicious email to



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