IT Security Alert

Watch Out for Office 365 Phishing Scams

image of couple beside computer with word 'SCAM' superimposed over monitor[April 21, 2021] With the rapid adoption of Office 365’s cloud-based tools, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, users need to be cautious of potentially malicious links that can come your way via phishing emails associated with Office 365 products and services. These links may include:

How to protect yourself

Be suspicious of invitations you aren’t expecting or that aren’t relevant to projects you’re working on. If you’re not sure, contact the sender directly. SharePoint invitations can be viewed (and accepted) from the SharePoint Online portal in Sheridan’s Office 365 site. Teams invitations can also be viewed and accepted directly from the Teams application.

Never click on links to documents or files in unsolicited emails. Be vigilant of emails that contain links to files you aren’t expecting and/or are unrelated to work that you’re doing. Identify bad links by hovering over a link to see the actual URL and watch for typographical errors and misspellings.

Security awareness training for employees 

All Sheridan employees have access to comprehensive, online security awareness training offered through KnowBe4. The training will equip you with useful knowledge that can be applied to both your professional and personal life. Go to and sign in with your Sheridan email address to get started.

Questions or concerns?

If you have questions or concerns about delivery scams or cybersecurity at Sheridan, please contact the IT Service Desk at 905-845-9430 ext. 2150 or send an email to