Stay safe from phone scam

Posted by cc576 at Jul 31, 2020 04:30 PM |
Protect yourself and others

The University has been made aware of an active scam targeting students that is currently operating in a number of countries, including the UK.

In the scam, fraudsters pretend to be from an embassy or other authority and say that you are at risk of being deported or arrested, which can only be prevented by paying them money. They may encourage you to stop contact with your families or attempt to get in touch with your contacts for a ransom fee.

You can protect yourself by:

  • Ignoring and blocking scam calls and alerting your friends to do the same
  • Not engaging in conversation with anyone asking for access to your phone and/or phone contacts, your financial and personal information, or anyone who tells you to stop contact with your family

If you are exposed to any suspicious communications by phone, please report to security 0116 252 2023. Reports can also be made to the police on 101.

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