email scam

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "RE: ITSUPPORT". The message says that your email will be blocked and you are advised to verify your email account by clicking on a fraudulent website. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 28 Jan 2015

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "Faculty And Staff Mailbox Alert.". The message says that your password will expire in the next 2 days and asks you to log on to a fraudulent website to validate your e-mail address and password. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 22 Dec 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "IT Help Desk". The message says that your webmail has exceeded the 95% quota threshold and asks you to click on a fraudulent link to upgrade. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 17 Dec 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line "faculty and staff mailbox alert!!!". The message says that your email password will expire and asks you to log into a fake IT Website. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 8 Dec 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Suspicious Activity - Security Email Alert". The message says that your account has been used from a different location, and you need to verify your account withing 48 hours. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 14 Nov 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating purporting to come from RBC Express (Royal Bank of Canada), with the Subject: "Important Notice for all RBC Express Online Users". It seems to be targeted to McGill staff and asks recipients to sign in using their RBC login credentials. 

Please delete this email immediately! It is a phishing scam.

If you have received the message and attempted to log in, please contact Peter Guertin, in McGill Financial Services, ASAP so that he can freeze the account and take the appropriate action.

Classified as: phishing, email scam
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Published on: 27 Oct 2014

A trojan is currently circulating in various email systems across the globe. Find a sample of the email below.

The email has a zip attachment and a subject line "New order 399749 from site."

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Published on: 18 Aug 2014

Several phishing attempts are circulating from different senders with different file attachment names. A sample email has the subject line: "You have received a new VoiceMail". Find a sample of this email below.

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Published on: 24 Jul 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "IT Maintenance Schedule". A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 15 Jul 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Re-validate your e-amil account". A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 15 Jul 2014

A phishing attempt about reaching your mailbox storage is circulating. A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 10 Jul 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Mcgill.ca UPDATE". A sample of the email is shown below.

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Published on: 4 Jun 2014

Please be advised of a telephone scam claiming to be from WestJet or Air Canada telling you that you won "points/miles" or you are a "perferred customer". The call might look like it is coming from a McGill phone number. This is a scam and you have not won anything. This is an attempt to steal your personal information. Simply hang up the phone if you receive one of these calls.

You can find more information about this scam on the WestJet website.

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Published on: 21 May 2014

A phishing attempt is circulating, with the Subject line: "Mcgill.ca UPDTATE". The message text states "shutting down some accounts due to congestion", and asks you to click on a link to "UPDATE".

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Published on: 15 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.

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Published on: 9 May 2014

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