Phishing is when a bad person tries to steal your Bucknell password using a fake email message that threatens to delete or disable your account unless you click on a link.  Phishing messages look like they come from legitimate sources, but contain many clues that they are fake.

Phishing only works if you help the bad people by giving them your password. If you don’t give them your password, then they can’t get into your account, and they can’t send more phishing messages to other people.

Real Bucknell account messages

  • Come from a real Library & IT employee, verifiable in the online directory
  • Direct you to go to Bucknell Account Management to change your password
  • Use standard spelling and grammar
  • Can be verified by calling the sender on the telephone

Examples of phishing email messages

Phishing #1



Phishing #2




Phishing #3



Phishing #4



Phishing #5



For additional information or assistance, please contact the Tech Desk at 570.577.7777 or

Keywords: bmail, email, gmail, password, phishing, security, cyber, cybersecurity