Occasionally, scammers try to get RRC students or their parents to send them money. Phishing emails, phone calls or text messages can be very sophisticated and convincing. It is important that you keep yourself informed and aware so you can protect yourself from these schemes.
Red River College’s phishing webpage contains information to help you protect your account, password and personal information:
- How to avoid phishing scams.
- What to do if your account is compromised.
- How to check your email signatures, rules and filters for suspicious activity.
- How to submit suspicious messages to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be aware that:
- Red River College emails are ONLY sent from the @rrc.ca domain. Phishing emails may use an email address that looks very similar, and the creators of these messages are very skilled at making emails appear that they are from a legitimate email address. They may use names, logos, alias and titles taken from Red River College’s website or other sources. Read the email carefully and watch for inconsistent information.
- Always confirm the payment method by checking our website. We will never require you to send money through an unsecured method such as an email transfer, Western Union, etc. You can always make payments in person at a Student Service Centre, or online through your RRC HUB account.
- Ask us. If you aren’t sure whether an email is legitimate, bring it to the college’s Student Service Centre or the Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships and ask us to verify if the request is correct.
Please exercise a high level of caution when sharing your personal information or banking information online. Feel free to visit our Student Services Centre or contact us directly if you have any questions.
Here are some helpful links that tell you what to look out for so you don’t get scammed.
Types of Scams
- Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre
- Office of the Privacy Commissioner
- Western Union
- Manitoba Consumer’s Protection Bureau
- Competition Bureau
- Consumer Affairs