email scams

Phishing scam: "Pandemic Giveaway"

Published: 26May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking you to click on a fraudulent link to information about "Personal Giveaway". See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: "PROPOSITION URGENTE"

Published: 5May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking you to click on a fraudulent link to view your document. See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: "April Payroll Benefit"

Published: 1May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking all staff & employees to verify their email account for an April benefit payment via an included link.  See an example of the...

Phishing scam: "Processing - CRA notification - your refund is now available"

Published: 25Mar2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating with the title "Processing - CRA Notification".  It says "Processing - CRA (Canada Revenue Self Assessment) notification March 2020 Your...

Phishing scam: Beware of phishing attempt leveraging COVID-19

Published: 19Mar2020

There is an increase in reports of malicious actors using the CoronaVirus (COVID-19) in phishing campaigns and malware scams. There have been recent instances where phishing has been used in an...

Phishing scam: "A document has been shared with you."

Published: 20Feb2020

A phishing scam related to file sharing is currently targeting the McGill community. There are several variations, with different subject lines; however, they all contain the message "A document...

Phishing scam: Suspicious emails from McGill employees entitled "Quick Request"

Published: 18Feb2020

A variety of emails that look like they are coming from a McGill employee are targeting the McGill community.  Many have the subject "Quick Request" and ask if you are available.  If you reply back...

Phishing scam: "VoiceVoIP message waiting"

Published: 11Feb2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating with the title "VoiceVoIP message waiting".  The email indicates that you have new voice messages waiting.  See an example of the message to...

Phishing scam: "Files waiting"

Published: 28Jan2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating with the title "Files waiting".  The email indicates that your mail is on hold and provides a link.  See an example of the message to the...

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