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Warning: Phishing email with subject "Verify Your McGill Webmail Immediately"

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Published: 28 Jun 2012

An email is currently circulating with the Subject: "Verify Your McGill Webmail Immediately" and sent From: "McGill Helpdesk". If you have received this email please DELETE it and do not click on the link.  This is a phishing attempt and does not come from McGill IT Services.

Below is the full text of the email, but without the dangerous link.

>> From: McGill Helpdesk [mailto:webmaster1 [at] mcgill [dot] ca]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:08 PM
>> To: webmaster11 [at] mcgill [dot] ca
>> Subject: Verify Your McGill Webmail Immediately

Due to excess abandoned Mcgill Webmail, we have decided to run a database clean-up and refresh all Mcgill Webmail. To prove the existence and functionality of your Email, please click on  the  link below and fill out the required columns.

PHISHING LINK

Failure to do this will immediately render your Mcgill Webmail  deactivated from the database.Database refreshing shall commence once a response is not received within one day.      

Thank you for using Mcgill Webmail !

Mcgill Webmail Support

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