Phishing scam: "Busy"


Published: 13Jan2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community, from "chieffexecutivemanager [at]" with the subject "Busy".  The example we received says, "Are you free to handle a task now? Confirm your availability." and asks the recipient to click on a link.  There may be other variants of this message, seeming to come from different units within McGill, having different signatures (i.e, VIP, Dean) or coming from external mailboxes (i.e. Gmail). Please be on the lookout for similar emails.

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: xxxxxxxxx [at]
Subject: News

Your webmail was logged in from an unfamiliar location. Kindly verify with the link below that was you.

Fraudulent Link

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