Phishing scam: "Email Verification"


Published: 11Jul2018

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "Email Verification" from "Microsoft Online Services". Users are asked to click on a fraudulent "validate" link in order to confirm their identity and prevent login interruptions to their email account.  View an example of the 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] (contact the IT Service Desk) immediately to report the phishing attempt.

Quick links:

Example of this phishing message:

Your Email Account (first.last [at] password is set to expire in 1 day.

We recommend you "Validate" below to confirm your identity to avoid future login interruptions.

[Fraudulent Link]

Best Regards,

Note: Please do not ignore this message

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