Phishing scam: "1 New Message"


There is a phishing email circulating to users with the subject "1 New Message". This email prompts users to renew their McGill account information in order not to lose access to their email services. Users are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update their account information. See an example of this phishing 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 contact the IT Service Desk at itsupport [at] mcgill [dot] ca immediately to report the phishing attempt.

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Example of this phishing message:

From: McGill University 

Sent: March-14-17 3:57 PM

Subject: 1 New Message

Dear [McGill email account],

Access to your webmail account is about to expire, please renew.

[fraudulent link]

Best regards,

McGill University