Phishing scam: Subject line "Action required: for..."
A targeted phishing email is currently circulating, asking you to open an attachment that contains a fraudulent link. See an example of the message to the left.
Please DO NOT click any links or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.
These emails are a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on a link in these emails 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 clicked 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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