Phishing scam: "Your Pass-word will expire in 2 days"


Published: 17Jan2018

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, asking you to click on a fraudulent link to keep your pass-word.

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 report it, by sending the message as an attachment to phishing [at] immediately.

Quick links:

Example of this phishing message:

Sender name & address: <valid McGill person>
Subject: ,,

Your Pass-word will expire in 2 days to keep your pass-word CLICK=HERE [fraudulent link] and enter your username and pass-word correctly and click on Send immediately to keep your pass-word active and updated. IT-Service Help Desk.