Phishing

"Phishing" is a type of security threat in which the attacker tries to obtain sensitive information by pretending to be a legitimate/trusted organization or institution. Never click on any suspicious links.

To report a suspicious email, send it as an attachment to phishing [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Suspicious%20email, body: Please%20investigate%20the%20attached%20email%20as%20a%20possible%20phishing%20scam.)

Phishing scam: [name] is inviting you to collaborate on [mcgill username]

Published: 12Jul2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating: It appears to be sent from a McGill user’s account with the subject "[name of McGill user] is inviting you to collaborate on [McGill username]"...

Phishing scam: per time offer

Published: 12Aug2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "per time offer". The email asks the recipient to “CLICK HERE” on a fraudulent link.  See an example of the message to the...

Phishing scam: Approved Job Alert For Staff & Students or Work with us at your convenience

Published: 11Aug2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating with the subject line "McGill University Approved Job Alert For Staffs & Students" or "Work with us at your convenience". The email asks the...

Phishing scam related to migrating to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal

Published: 31May2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community from J.D. xxxx, Prof. asking you to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal.  See an example of the message to the left. The...

Phishing scam: "Login Attempt"

Published: 30Apr2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community with the subject "Login Attempt".  See an example of the message to the left. The example we received says,...

Phishing scam: "Subject: RE: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Information!

Published: 2Mar2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "xxxxx [at] monroe.k12.mi.us" with the subject "RE: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) Information!". The email asks the recipient to...

Phishing scam: "Busy"

Published: 13Jan2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "chieffexecutivemanager [at] gmail.com" with the subject "Busy".  The example we received says, "Are you free to handle a task now?

Phishing scam: "Subject: Raw Materials"

Published: 18Jan2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "xxxxx [at] est.ups.edu.ec" with the subject "FW: Raw Materials". The email asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent link "Check New".

Phishing scam: "Subject: McGILL University is presently transiting from office365....

Published: 3Mar2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "xxxxx [at] aesd.net" with the subject "McGILL University is presently transiting from office365 to outlook web application (OWA)....

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