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IT Security Alert: Fraudulent "Phishing" Email

Published: 30 Mar 2009

Please note that there is a fraudulent email message being propagated that requests information about you and your McGill email account. If you receive this message do not reply to it and do not click the links. Delete the message immediately.  Legitimate emails from McGill would never request such information.

The fraudulent email looks like this:


Subject: Confirm your McGill University Webmail account to aviod Closure

Please Submits Your e-mail account information that below: (webunitwebaccount1 [at] live [dot] com)

DEAR McGill University webmail holders

This is a message from the McGill University Message Center for Communication to all of our McGill University Webmail owners.

We are currently working on our database e-mail In users.We are delecting all old unused E-mail Webmail Account, for more space for new users.

To prevent your account not be delected our database you are advised to confirm your McGill University webmail account immediately.

Submit your account information below

Website ....................
Username :...........................
Password ............................
Date of Birth: ......................
Country or territory: ...............

Warning! E-mail the owners who refuse to submits E-mail account details, email us your short Account within seven days from the date of receipt Attention loses this Webmail account permanetly.

Thank you,
McGill University Webmail Team

Please Submits Your e-mail account information that
below: (webunitwebaccount1 [at] live [dot] com)


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