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Warning: Phishing email entitled "Dear McGill Email User !"

Published: 29 Apr 2013

An email is currently circulating with the subject: "Dear McGill Email User !" and sent from: "Webmaster [webmaster [at] mcgill [dot] ca]". If you have received this email please DELETE it - do not reply to the email. This is a phishing attempt and does not come from McGill IT Services.

Below is the full text of the email.

From: "Webmaster" [webmaster [at] mcgill [dot] ca]
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 10:31 AM
To: XXXXXXXX
Subject: Dear McGill Email User !

This message is from McGill University messaging center to all our Account owners, we are currently upgrading our database and e-mail center for this year 2013. We are deleting all unused account to create more Space for new one and to prevent spam mails to prevent your account from losing your data's you will have to update it below so that we will know that it's a Present used account.

Warning!!! E-mail owner that refuses to update his or her Email, within 48hrs of receiving this warning will lose his or her E-mail permanently.

You are required to send us the below information via email below.

CONFIRM YOUR E-MAIL IDENTITY BELOW:

First Name: ___________________________
Last Name: ____________________________
E-mail Username: ______________________
E-mail Password: ______________________

Click on reply and send us the above details.

Warning Code: QATO8B52AXV

Kind Regards,
Mail Account Service Team Management.
Thanks for your co-operation.
Copyright © 2013 McGill University All rights reserved.

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