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Phishing scam: "Office-365 Team" -- confirm the Address

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "Re: Office 365 Team" from "Administrators Team". The message asks the recipient to click on a fraudulent "Confirm" link to confirm the "Address associated".  View a screenshot of the message to the left, or view the text version below.

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Published: 25 Jul 2018

Phishing scam: "Email Verification"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "Email Verification" from "Microsoft Online Services". Users are asked to click on a fraudulent "validate" link in order to confirm their identity and prevent login interruptions to their email account.  View an example of the message below.

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Published: 11 Jul 2018

Phishing scam: "from robin.williams@ stonybrook.edu"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community from robin.willams @stonybrook.edu about information from the McGill Information Centre. Users are asked click on "log-on" for more info. View an example of the message below. 

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Published: 20 Jun 2018

Phishing scam: "Library Account Expiration"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community about library accounts expiring soon. The email invites users to click on a link to "reactivate their account". View an example of the message below. 

McGill's information security team has prevented the attack from reaching most McGill inboxes, and the fraudulent link has been blocked from the McGIll network; however, it is still active from outside our network.

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Published: 20 Jun 2018

Phishing scam: "ATTENTION"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "ATTENTION". The email invites users to click on a link to "update for our new  McGill University improved MailBox". View an example of the message below. 

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Published: 20 Jun 2018

Phishing scam: "myCourses Access"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "myCourses Access". The email contains a fraudulent link to a page that looks like the myCourses login page. View an example of the message below. 

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Published: 7 May 2018

Phishing scam: "McGill University -Vice-Principal Office"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "McGill University -Vice-Principal Office". The email contains a fraudulent link to a message from the Vice-Principal's Office that users are asked to click on. View an example of the message below.

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Published: 2 May 2018

Phishing scam: "Access Error"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "[Email Portal] Accesss Error". The email contains a link to a fake account reset page readers are asked to follow. The sender appears as McGill University but has an email address that is external. View an example of the message below.

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Published: 24 Apr 2018

Phishing scam: "An email update"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "An email update". The email contains a link to a fake security protocol readers are asked to follow. The FROM address appear to come from a McGill email address. View an example of the message below.

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Published: 5 Apr 2018

Phishing scam: "IT DESK: Police Emergency Scare on Campus"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "IT DESK: Police Emergency Scare on Campus". The email contains a link to a fake security protocol readers are asked to follow. The FROM address appear to come from a McGill email address. View an example of the message on the left, and below.

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Published: 28 Mar 2018

NOT a phishing scam: "Survey on the McGill Brand"

On March 16, an email was sent to all McGill staff and students about an upcoming survey aimed at the McGill community.

The announced survey was sent today, and many people reported it as a suspected phishing email. We want to reassure McGill users that this is NOT a phishing scam: it is a legitimate and official communication sanctioned by the Communications and External Relations of McGill.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

Phishing scam: "Here's the document that [Name] shared with you"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community with the email subject "Here's the document that [Name] shared with you". The email contains a link to a document and asks that you review and sign it. The FROM address appear to come from a McGill email address. View an example of the message on the left, and below.

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Published: 15 Mar 2018

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

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.

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Published: 5 Mar 2018

Phishing scam: "Expiration Notice" - "myCourses Learn will soon expire"

There is currently a phishing scam targeting the McGill community, with the title "Expiration Notice". The message says "your access to myCourses Learn will soon expire" and it contains a link that goes to a fake login page that looks identical to the myCourses login page. The signature and FROM address appear to come from an "IT Services" representative. View an example of the message on the left, and below.

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Published: 2 Mar 2018

Phishing scam: "McGill University [validate your email]"

A phishing scam is targeting the McGill community, with the subject "McGill University [validate your email ]". You are asked to click on a fraudulent link to update your Anti Virus and activate the shield.

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

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Published: 12 Feb 2018

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