Phishing scam: from the "Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor McGill University"

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There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community, saying that you have a message from the "Office of the Principal and Vice Chancellor McGill University". The email contains a link that goes to a fake login page. The FROM address appears to come from a McGill Professor. View an example of the message on the left, and 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:

Sender name & address: <looks like a McGill Professor>
Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor McGill University

Hello

FRAUDULENT LINK GOES TO FAKE LOGIN PAGE

you have a message from the Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor McGill University kindly click here to read.

Thank you.