I have never even attended, applied or worked at or with McGill. Definitely sounds like a scam to me. I will be calling them over and over till they explain to me how they have my name and phone number. This is not legit. Do not give them information. Better yet, do not pick up the call That was indeed McGill. Let me guess, you graduated from Science? The outreach program is designed for students who are at higher risk of dropping out, to show them options they may have in STEM. Of course they have lots of info on you, it's all information you provided the university with, they can see a scaled-down version of your alumni record- your program, your grad year, your address, and your student ID, and your preferred language- you TOLD McGill to communicate with you in French, dummy. You're welcome to call University Advancement if you are wondering if they're real or not. The first ask is generally $250 unless you're a recent graduate, in which case they ask $150, and offer the option for monthly installments for a year if you'd rather, over credit card. And they probably explained we could only send out e-pledge cards, not information emails, and only if you're interested in giving because we'd be counting on that gift coming in. This all sounding familiar? It's because I used to work there. The caller you spoke with was probably new, and didn't know how to navigate from talking about a particular project to giving online. By the way, we've been told to offer www.mcgill.ca/give and www.mcgill.ca/giving at different times, that is definitely the university's fault, they never clarified which one to offer. Go ahead and report it to a "higher level", they don't care, they're too busy working on being paid to dine out and drink with high-rolling donors while the students at the Phonathon work away for sh*tty pay for a manager who very very obviously plays favourites in a smelly, dingy basement in an old faculty of medicine building close to campus. I just got called by this number again today. They had A LOT if information on me and they asked me to donate through my Faculty to help support a Foundation for drop-out rates in local high schools.
This did not sound right. I told the woman I would not donate over the phone anyways, and to give me info. The woman on the phone - who spoke French to me, and new I was francophone- sent me to McGill.ca/giving. There is no mention of the info she gave me on the Faculty page. She asked me to donate 250$ as well. (Many instalments were suggested).
I am reporting this at a higher level since the caller knew my name, address, Faculty etc, I refused to give them updated information that they requested. Beware! You can always donate online at mcgill.ca/giving and avoid giving any info over the phone.
I got the same call too many times. I just disregard a**holes I just called McGill. The phone number is not registered to the school. The caller is running a scam. It was friggin annoying. I recognized that it was a McGill number right away since it started from a 398. I knew it was some freak call. I googled it right away and found the exact answer what I was looking for. Thank you very much guys fellow mcgillians for posting here! They just called me from (514) 398-8431 and when I insisted to get a number to call back they gave me 1-+1 800-872-8431. They said that it is a routine call from McGill University but declined to give any other details as the call was not for me. called me, I picked up, dead air, after a minute they hung up.
Very annoying. Happened twice, once on a Sunday evening.
If it happens again, no more $ for them!
calls received from this number --- unknown to me Phone and leave no message - when I phone back it is This is McGill University' alumni reachout serviceBut when you do reverse look up with Canada 411 the number does not exist ?????
3 complaints this year
36 total complaints
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