Phishing Emails – Advice and Information

Phishing attacks attempt to steal sensitive information through emails, websites, text messages, or other forms of electronic communication that often appear to be official communication from legitimate companies or individuals. 

Phishers typically attempt to steal usernames and passwords, credit card details, bank account information, or other credentials. They use the stolen information for malicious purposes, such as hacking (accessing a computer system without permission), identity theft, or stealing money directly from bank accounts and credit cards.

Useful advice

You should keep your LJMU account details as secure as your personal banking details. Here are some common sense security tips:

  • Don't write your password down
  • Don't base your password on something obvious, such as name or telephone number.
  • Do Try and combine letters and numbers in your password, such as finance356 - this makes passwords far more difficult to guess.
  • For further security, consider combining UPPER and lower case characters.
  • NEVER tell anyone your password

Your username and password are your responsibility. You must never allow anyone else to use your account - to do so will result in a sanction on your computing facilities and could lead to disciplinary action.

Faq Items

Will LJMU ever ask me for my password?

What should I do if I receive an email that I think is a phishing email?

What should I do if I have already responded to the email?

How many emails are already blocked (see example)

Email recipient sending limitations

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