If you are a student at the University of Liverpool you may have noticed a large number of suspicious emails being sent to you today from the university’s own @liverpool.ac.uk email address.

Many of these claim that you are the lucky winner of £500,000, or that you have been ‘specially chosen’ for a grand prize. Unfortunately, our wonderful university has not suddenly become very generous to its students; these emails are a scam and they’re designed to sucker people into giving over their private information to fraudsters.


An example of one of the scam emails sent out today.


Don’t worry there is no trapped prince who desperately needs your help, or a lottery win waiting for you to claim. If it sounds too good to be true – then it probably is!

Please delete any suspicious emails and inform the university computing services at : https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/csd/security/email-security/