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Phishing scam: "IT Security Shutdown. Re-confirm!"

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "IT Security Shutdown. Re-confirm!". The message states that an update is being carried out for every Office 365 account and to click on a fraudulent link to log in. See an example of this phishing message below.

Published: 20 Sep 2017

Phishing scam: "Opportunity" from Mystery Shopper

There is a phishing email circulating at McGill, with the subject "Opportunity", coming from MYSTERY SHOPPER/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT USA. The message says there is a mystery shopping assignment in your area and asks the recipient to participate by clicking on a link to "Fill Out the application form". See an example of this phishing message below.

Published: 18 Sep 2017

Phishing scam: "Account Suspended. Check Mailbox Now"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Account Suspended. Check Mailbox Now"". The message asks recipients to upgrade to the newest version of Yahoo Mail by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Published: 15 Sep 2017

Phishing scam: "Validation Required Within 48 Hrs"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Validation Required Within 48 Hrs". The message asks recipients to update their contact information by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Published: 14 Sep 2017

Phishing scam: "Email Update!"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Email Update!" and signature "@Office.365 Email! member services". The message asks recipients to stop the process of deleting and closing their account by clicking on a fraudulent link. See an example of this phishing message below.

Published: 12 Sep 2017

Phishing scams based on document sharing: "Shared An Important Documentation (PREVIEW)"

A recent batch of phishing scams prey on people who share documents through collaboration tools such as Office 365's OneDrive, D2, DropBox and others. One reported recently contains the subject "Shared An Important Document (PREVIEW)", and 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.

Published: 8 Sep 2017

Phishing scam: "Notification: You have a new message!"

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, with the subject "Notification: You have a new message!" and signature "Accounts Team". The message asks the recipient to confirm a request to "Delete & Close Your Account within 24 hours".  See an example of this phishing message below.

Published: 5 Sep 2017

Phishing scam: "RE: Agreement with Folder Share"

Yet another phishing scam targeting the McGill community, during the start of term. The subject of this email is "RE: Agreement with Folder Share", and the body contains a link to OPEN FOLDER.  See an example of this phishing message below.

Published: 30 Aug 2017

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