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Phishing Scam - "IT SERVICE HELP DESK"

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Published: 11 Feb 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "IT SERVICE HELP DESK".  A sample email is shown below.

Please delete this email immediately! 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 in this, email and submitted your personal information, you need to change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See Change your McGill Password for instructions.

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Sample phishing scam:

Subject:IT SERVICE HELP DESK

This is your IT Service Desk sending you this email for your account upgrade, we are conducting an upgrade in all email account, all users are to verify his/ her account for upgrade,
CLICK THIS LINK: http:// emailitservicehelpdesk. yolasite. com/
to go to upgrade your account.

Yours,
IT Service Desk.

NOTE: The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential. It is intended for the named recipient(s) only. If you have received this email in error, please notify the system manager or the sender immediately, and do not disclose the contents of this email to anyone or make copies.

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