Phishing scam: "Campus Security Police Alert"

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There is a phishing email circulating to users. It advises users that there has been a security concern on Campus, and to click on a fraudulent link to read and follow the protocol. 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 itsupport [at] mcgill.ca (contact the IT Service Desk) immediately to report the phishing attempt. 

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Example of this phishing message:

From: Louise Heslop <LouiseHeslop [at] Cunet.Carleton.Ca>

Date: Friday, January 6, 2017 at 5:17 PM

Subject: Campus Security Police Alert

Hello,

There has been a security concern on Campus, we encourage everyone to read and follow protocol on the hyperlink below.

This message is sent via secured HTML Click [fraudulent link] to view.

 

Thanks,

Louise Heslop

Campus Security Police.

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