Phishing scam: "McGill University -Vice-Principal Office"


Published: 2May2018

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "McGill University -Vice-Principal Office". The email contains a fraudulent link to a message from the Vice-Principal's Office that users are asked to click on. View an example of the message below.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

This email is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the link in this email and submitted any personal information, you should change your McGill Password as soon as possible. See the McGill Password Reset Checklist for instructions.

If you have received a phishing email or suspect that you have, please itsupport [at] (contact the IT Service Desk) immediately to report the phishing attempt.

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Example of this phishing message:

Sender name & address: <external email address>
Subject: McGill University -Vice-Principal Office


You have a message from the Vice-Principal Office kindly Click here [fraudulent link] to read

Best Regards
[Name of Sender]

Office of the Vice-Principal
McGill University
James Building, Room 419
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 0G4
Tel.: 514-398-3991
Fax: 514-398-8257