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Phishing scam: "An email update"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "An email update". The email contains a link to a fake security protocol readers are asked to follow. The FROM address appear to come from a McGill email address. View an example of the message below.

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Published: 5 Apr 2018

Phishing scam: "IT DESK: Police Emergency Scare on Campus"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "IT DESK: Police Emergency Scare on Campus". The email contains a link to a fake security protocol readers are asked to follow. The FROM address appear to come from a McGill email address. View an example of the message on the left, and below.

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Published: 28 Mar 2018

NOT a phishing scam: "Survey on the McGill Brand"

On March 16, an email was sent to all McGill staff and students about an upcoming survey aimed at the McGill community.

The announced survey was sent today, and many people reported it as a suspected phishing email. We want to reassure McGill users that this is NOT a phishing scam: it is a legitimate and official communication sanctioned by the Communications and External Relations of McGill.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

Phishing scam: "Here's the document that [Name] shared with you"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "Here's the document that [Name] shared with you". The email contains a link to a document and asks that you review and sign it. The FROM address appear to come from a McGill email address. View an example of the message on the left, and below.

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

Phishing scam: from the "Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor McGill University"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community, saying that you have a message from the "Office of the Principal and Vice Chancellor McGill University". The email contains a link that goes to a fake login page. The FROM address appear to come from a McGill Professor. View an example of the message on the left, and below.

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Published: 5 Mar 2018

Phishing scam: "Expiration Notice" - "myCourses Learn will soon expire"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community, with the title "Expiration Notice". The message says "your access to myCourses Learn will soon expire" and it contains a link that goes to a fake login page that looks identical to the myCourses login page. The signature and FROM address appear to come from an "IT Services" representative. View an example of the message on the left, and below.

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Published: 2 Mar 2018

Phishing scam: "McGill University [validate your email]"

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, with the subject "McGill University [validate your email ]". You are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update your Anti Virus and activate the shield.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 12 Feb 2018

Phishing scam: "Your Pass-word will expire in 2 days"

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, asking you to click on a fraudulent link to keep your pass-word.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 17 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "Important Alert from McGill University Admin"

Update - Monday, January 8, 2018:

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Important Alert from McGill University Admin" and signature "Privacy Policy | Customer Support, Office 365 Mailbox Support Team". The message asks recipients to read important unread messages. Click the screenshot on the left to view an example of the message.

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Published: 8 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "McGill University Report transactions"

A recent phishing scam is circulating with the subject "McGill University Report transactions". The body contains a link to OPEN FOLDER.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 5 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "Urgent Notice"

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, asking recipients to click on a fraudulent link.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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Published: 5 Jan 2018

Phishing scam: "News"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "News" and signature "©2010 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved." The message says:

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Published: 13 Dec 2017

Phishing scam: "Corporate eFax message from "Unknown..."

Recurrence reported November 15, 2017 This same phishing email was reported to the IT Service Desk again. See description below.  

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Published: 15 Nov 2017

Phishing scam: "You have a message" from Human Resources

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, with the subject "You have a message". The example we received says, "You have a message from the Human Resources Department" and asks the recipient to click a link to view the message. There may be other variants of this message, seeming to come from different units within McGill, or with different signatures. Please be on the lookout for similar emails.

Click the screenshot at the left to view a sample of the email.

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Published: 10 Nov 2017

Phishing scam: "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box"

There are multiple phishing emails targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Office365 E-mail Verification On The Containment Box"" and signature "IT Help Desk Office of Information Technology." The message contains a link to  Validate Email Account. Click the screenshot at the left to view a sample of the message; the text of the message is displayed below.

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Published: 18 Oct 2017

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