Phishing scam: "Micgill Webmail"

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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, below.

If you receive this message, DO NOT click on the links within. Delete this email immediately!

This email is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted any personal information (McGill Username and Password), you should change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

If you have received a phishing email or suspect that you have, please send a message to phishing [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Report%20a%20phishing%20scam, body: Attach%20the%20suspicious%20email%20to%20this%20message.) with the suspicious email as an attachment.


Example of the fraudulent message:

Subject: Micgill Webmail

Attention User Micgill,

Your Webmail account certificate expired on 07/02/2019, and this may disrupt your email delivery configuration, and POP account settings.

To re-register your webmail certificate, please take a second to update your records by following the link below:

Click here to log on (fraudulent link)

Once the information provided matches what is in our registration, your webmail account will function normally after the verification process, and your webmail Certificate will be re-posted.

Regards,

Team mail service.


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