Phishing scam: "Urgent Notice"

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A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, asking recipients to click on a fraudulent link.

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] mcgill.ca immediately.

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Example of this phishing message:

From: "Mail Team"<valid McGill email address>
Subject: Urgent Notice

Your University E-mail account will be shutdown due to several negligence of emails. To avoid this please click HERE <fraudulent link>  and verify your email.

               Warm Regards,

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