Phishing scam: Beware of Fraudulent McGill FB group

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Published: 27Aug2020

There is currently a fake McGill Facebook website circulating that is targeting international students: 

Please DO NOT go to this website! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

BEWARE: At the start of the semester, there may be an increase of fraudulent links and phishing email that look like they are coming from McGill.

These scams are fraudulent attempts to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on a fraudulent link and submitted any personal information, you should call the IT Service Desk at (514) 398-3398 as soon as possible.  If no one is available to take your call you should change your McGill Password immediately.  See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions. It is still important to follow up with the IT Service Desk after resetting your password to ensure that all the necessary actions have been taken.

If you have simply received a phishing email but have not gone to the fraudulent website or clicked on the link, please contact phishing [at] mcgill.ca immediately to report the phishing attempt.

As a reminder: If you are unsure of the legitimacy of the email request, you should verify with the sender by contacting them directly.

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