If you’re asked to transfer money to someone claiming to be a government official, it may be a scam. Here’s what to look out for and how the University can support you.
We have been made aware of fraudsters pretending to be government officials in order to trick students into transferring money.
Sophisticated fraudsters may use emails, websites and telephone numbers that appear to be official.
Official sources would not demand large sums of money without official documentation and would not make threats in order to pressure you into making a payment.
For more information on how to protect yourself and how to report suspicions or incidents, please see University advice on dealing with & reporting spam & phishing emails, or visit the Government’s frauds, tricks and scams advice page.Back to News