Phishing scam: [name] is inviting you to collaborate on [mcgill username]

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Published: 12Jul2021

Beware of a recent phishing scam that is circulating: It appears to be sent from a McGill user’s account with the subject "[name of McGill user] is inviting you to collaborate on [McGill username]". The email asks the recipient to click “Open” on a fraudulent link.

If you receive this or a similar message, please DO NOT click on the link or reply to the message. If you receive content from people you do not know or from whom you do not expect to receive messages, delete the email immediately.

This scam is a fraudulent attempt to gain access to your personal information. If you have already clicked on the links 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] mcgill.ca immediately.

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