Computers

FRAUD AWARENESS
AND PREVENTION

Something smelling phishy?

Did you know that the University's Information Technology Services team maintains an updated listing of all known email phishing scams that have been reported to them in the "Phish Bowl."

If you've received an email to your personal or work email that you're just not sure about, take a look at the "Phish Bowl" by clicking the button below. (link opens in a new window)

Fraud Prevention Information

A comprehensive list of resources and fraud prevention safety tips are offered by the Canadian Bankers Association (CBA). For your convenience, we've identified scams that have been commonly encountered by members of the University community and have linked resources from the CBA.

Please note that clicking the links below will open a new window and take you to the Canadian Bankers Association website.

CBA - Online employment and job scams - how to recognize the red flags

CBA - Selling items online? Learn how to avoid the overpayment scam
 

CBA - How to spot a phishing scam

CBA - Does this email look phishy? Check out examples of the latest scam emails

For more information and support resources for commonly encountered frauds and scams, consider visiting the following Government of Canada webpages by clicking the links below (will open in a new window).

Government of Canada - Protection from frauds and scams

Government of Canada - The Little Black Book of Scams (2nd Edition)

Reporting Fraud / Resources

To report fraud, contact the Campus Safety Special Constable Service by phone, in person or make a report directly with your local police service.

University community members can also report most incidents now through the U of T Safety App for added convenience!

To report phishing or scam emails, access tools to enhance the security of your online accounts, and find additional information on fraud prevention/awareness, visit our community safety partners below (links open in new window):

U of T ITS - Information Security Support

Email: report.phishing@utoronto.ca

Website: securitymatters.utoronto.ca

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 4:45 PM*

Phone: 1-888-495-8501

Website: antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca

For assistance with managing your credit information, including requesting fraud alerts, contact credit reporting agencies directly. 

TransUnion

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 AM - 8 PM*

Phone: 1-800-663-9980

Website: transunion.ca

Equifax

Hours: Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 9 PM, Sat/Sun, 9 AM - 6 PM*

Phone: 1-800-525-6285

Website: equifax.com

*Note: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of posting, hours of operation and contact information may change over time. Please visit each agency's website for the most current information.