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: e-message from mcgill.ca Xerox Priority-Scanner

Published: 18Feb2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community from "mcgill.ca-Xerox-03 <xxx [at] nucleus.com>".  The message appears to be coming from a McGill Xerox scanner and includes a...

Phishing scam: "Mandatory Training & Development"

Published: 4Sep2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating advising staff & employees to update their Discrimination & Sexual Harassment training, claiming that it is set to expire within the...

Phishing scam: Beware of Fraudulent McGill FB group

Published: 27Aug2020

There is currently a fake McGill Facebook website circulating that is targeting international students: ...

Phishing scam: "April Payroll Benefit"

Published: 1May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking all staff & employees to verify their email account for an April benefit payment via an included link.  See an example of the...

Phishing scam: "Pandemic Giveaway"

Published: 26May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking you to click on a fraudulent link to information about "Personal Giveaway". See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: "PROPOSITION URGENTE"

Published: 5May2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating asking you to click on a fraudulent link to view your document. See an example of the message to the left....

Phishing scam: "Processing - CRA notification - your refund is now available"

Published: 25Mar2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating with the title "Processing - CRA Notification".  It says "Processing - CRA (Canada Revenue Self Assessment) notification March 2020 Your...

Phishing scam: "VoiceVoIP message waiting"

Published: 11Feb2020

There is currently a targeted phishing email circulating with the title "VoiceVoIP message waiting".  The email indicates that you have new voice messages waiting.  See an example of the message to...

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