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MRU warns vendors of phishing scam

Dear vendor:

We wish to advise that Mount Royal University’s name and logo have been used in a recent phishing scam that targets regular MRU vendors, and vendors who do not currently do business with Mount Royal.

This phishing scam gathers contact information from the public domain. Mount Royal’s own systems have not been breached in any way.

In co-operation, the University, its vendors and Calgary Police Services believe the threat has been successfully contained. This is largely due to a greater awareness that cybercrime is increasing in frequency and severity, and having in place cyber-security measures and checks and balances in our financial services.

This threat is still real, however, so we want to make sure vendors are aware and cautious.

Vendors are asked to ensure that any emails they receive from Mount Royal University personnel are using a correct MRU email address (structured as: @mtroyal.ca).

Should vendors have questions about communications they’ve received, they are asked to call their buyer contacts at Mount Royal University to confirm.

They may also call the main line at Mount Royal University (403.440.6111) to be redirected to our Purchasing Department.

Thank you for your attention and diligence around this important matter.

Annalise Van Ham
Associate Vice-President, Financial Services and Risk Management