Beware of phishy email appearing to be about your NMU account. A phishing attempt is an attempt via email to get personal information from you such as your User ID and password. The email message may also contain a link to a website requesting the same information. Phishy email messages can appear to come from email@example.com or similar email addresses and referencing upgrading your mailbox or account. These are not actually from firstname.lastname@example.org or any NMU account but from accounts on the internet and spoofed to appear to come from NMU. Find out more about phishing attempts here.
Please read the information below on how to be safer on the Internet. If you have any questions please contact the Computing HelpDesk, 906-227-2468, HelpDesk@nmu.edu.
- NMU will never ask for your password.
- If you ever have a question about the status of your NMU account, log into http://myuser.nmu.edu/user to view the account status.
- Typically NMU, your bank, your credit cards, Facebook, PayPal, eBay, the IRS, federal and state governments will not ask for any of your personal information via email. When in doubt log into a known good web address for the service to see if the same request is referenced there. for NMU that would be http://myuser.nmu.edu/user and http://mynmu.nmu.edu.
- If you have any questions or problems please contact the Computing HelpDesk, 906-227-2468, HelpDesk@nmu.edu.
To learn how to be safer on the Internet see:
- 'Choosing and Protecting Passwords' http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-002.html
- 'Supplementing Passwords' http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST05-012.html
- 'Staying Safe on Social Network Sites' http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST06-003.html
- 'Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks' http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-014.html
- 'Protecting Your Privacy' http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-014.html