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Phishing Scam

There is a new scam which is specifically targeting students! What the fraudsters are doing is they are sending emails claiming to offer a ‘Educational Grant’. Their aim is for you to pass over your bank details.

How is it done?

The method is a relatively simple one. They create fake emails which give the impression of being from the university’s finance team. Furthermore they use university logo and develop the emails to appear as professional as possible.

paypal-scamWhat to look out for.

Keep an eye out for “Educational Grant Information”. This is the headline that the fraudsters have been using. The main thing to keep in mind is, if an offer seems too good to be true, it often is. If you are looking for grants and financial help, the university does have a team of people to assist you. They can be found at the student hub inside the main university building. In addition to this information on grants and financial aid can be found here. https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/university-grants.

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