Phishing scam related to migrating to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal


Published: 31May2021

There is a phishing email targeting the McGill community from J.D. xxxx, Prof. asking you to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal.  See an example of the message to the left. The example we received says,


"All Staff are expected to migrate to the New 2021 Microsoft Outlook Web Portal to enable access to the below, click here [fraudulent link] to migrate immediately.

  • Access the new staff directory
  • Access your pay slips and P60s
  • Update your ID photo
  • E-mail and Calendar Flexibility
  • Connect mobile number to e-mail for voice mail

Important notice: All staffs are expected to migrate within 24 hours to avoid delay on mail delivery.

On behalf of IT Support. This is a group email account and it's been monitored 24/7, therefore, please do not ignore this notification, because it's very compulsory.
Administrator Service System. "


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 report it, by sending the message as an attachment to phishing [at] immediately.

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