email scams

Phishing scam: "We noticed a login .. from an unrecognized location."

Published: 18Mar2019

We have recently received reports of a phishing scam that appears to come from IT Support, with the title "IT Services". The body of the email says "We noticed a login to your University Email...

Phishing scam: "Micgill Webmail"

Published: 7Feb2019

There is currently a targeted phishing email with the title "Micgill Webmail" . It says your web mail account is expiring and asks you to click on a link to log on. See an example of the message,...

IT security alert: "ATTN: You received a shared document"

Published: 19Dec2018

A security threat -- possibly a Trojan virus -- was found in an email sent to McGill recipients. The subject of the email is "ATTN: You received a shared document", and the link was to AGREEMENT...

Phishing scam: "Action Required! Campus Relocation"

Published: 14Dec2018

Watch out for emails with title's, such as "Action Required! Campus Relocation" and instructions to "open the shared document" . These types of emails appear to notify you of a document that is...

Phishing scam: "Action Required! Notice of Expulsion"

Published: 14Dec2018

Watch out for emails with title's, such as "Action Required! Notice of Expulsion" and instructions to "open the shared document" . These types of emails appear to notify you of a document that is...

Phishing scam related to Share-file

Published: 6Dec2018

Beware of emails circulating related to file sharing systems asking you to access a document shared by a McGill person, who may even be one of your contacts....

Phishing scams related to SharePoint file sharing - Subject "Review Paperwork"

Published: 28Nov2018

Watch out for emails with a generic title, such as "Review Paperwork" and links to "View Document", "Open Document", etc. These types of emails appear to notify you of a document that is being...

Bitcoin extortion email scam - contact IT Service Desk

Published: 15Nov2018

Watch out for emails that claim they have stolen your password and hacked into your your computer to "watch" you and record your data. They typically threaten to send videos of you watching porn to...

Phishing scam: "ORDER CONFIRMED"

Published: 30Oct2018

There is a new phishing scam to watch out for entitled "ORDER CONFIRMED" with a fraudulent link to DOWNLOAD RECEIPT. View a screenshot of the message below.

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