Phishing scam: "RE: Timely Warning"

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There is a phishing email circulating asking customers to click on a link to restore their email access. See an example of this phishing message below.

Please DO NOT click on the Download 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] mcgill [dot] ca (contact the IT Service Desk) immediately to report the phishing attempt.

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Example of this phishing message:

Sender's address: <fraudulent email address>
Subject: RE: Timely Warning

Dear Customer,

You will not be able to send/receive more emails until you visit the below help-desk portal link to restore your email access.

CLICK HERE <fraudulent link> to upgrade to Outlook 2017 to avoid suspension.

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