Phishing scam: "McGill University Report transactions"

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A recent phishing scam is circulating with the subject "McGill University Report transactions". The body contains a link to OPEN FOLDER.

Please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. Delete this email immediately! It does NOT come from a McGill source.

Note that there may be other phishing emails of a similar nature, with varying subject and body text. Please use caution when opening all emails that appear to be coming from a document management system, especially if you are not expecting a document, or if the subject and body do not specifically relate to a topic you are working on.

Tip for those sharing documents:
Enter a description of the document with sufficient detail; do not rely on the generic description provided by the document management tool.


Example of this phishing message:

Sender name & address: <looks like a valid McGill person>
Subject: McGill University Report transactions

Hello

Compliments of the seasons and wish you a wonderful new years

I shared and important document with you ,You can easily access this documents Here

 

Please Kindly Preview in spreadsheets below and access to select Email to Access To view documents or you can overview in DocuSign.

Let me know what you think,

Regards,

--- Signature ---


What to do next

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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