Phishing scam: "Re: Account Validation"

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There is a phishing email circulating with a fraudulent PDF attachment. See an example of this phishing message below.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

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, 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 itsupport [at] mcgill [dot] ca (contact the IT Service Desk) immediately to report the phishing attempt.

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Example of this phishing message:

April-03-17 4:11 PM

From: Fraudulent email address

Subject: Re: Account Validation

Message: [fraudulent pdf/link] This PDF file is secured kindly click here to validate your account.pdf

This PDF is secured kindly fill the attached form to validate your email account.

IT-Help Desk

McGill University.