Phishing scam related to Share-file


Published: 6Dec2018

Beware of emails circulating related to file sharing systems asking you to access a document shared by a McGill person, who may even be one of your contacts.

The latest one reported references "Share-file" and contains the subject "Request from xxxxxx", and contains a link to "Download Documents". It looks very convincing, with a valid-looking McGill signature.

If you receive this type of message, DO NOT click on any of the links within. Delete this email immediately!

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 (McGill Username and Password), 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 send a message to phishing [at] (subject: Report%20a%20phishing%20scam, body: Attach%20the%20suspicious%20email%20to%20this%20message.) with the suspicious email as an attachment.

Tip when sharing files:

When you share documents from OneDrive or other cloud file sharing services, be sure to write a detailed message so that recipients know it is legitimate. You may also want to follow up with those recipients so that they will expect to receive a shared document from you.

Quick links to stay secure: