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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Your mailbox is almost full"

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Published: 9 May 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "ITS help desk". The message text states "Your mailbox is almost full", and asks you to click on a link to increase your mailbox quota.

Please delete this email immediately! Do not click on the link. It does NOT come from a McGill source.

It is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. McGill never solicits any such information by email. If you have already clicked on the link and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions. 

Example of this phishing message:

Phishing example - mailbox full

 

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