Avoid this tuition fee scam - read this helpful advice
What is the scam?A new scam is being targeted at students at universities across the country.
A third party offers to pay a student’s fees on their behalf, at a discounted rate. However, there is no discount - it’s a scheme to steal money and personal details from the students.
They attempt to pay the fees using stolen credit card details - however, these payments are rejected, and the students’ fees go unpaid and their cash and private data is in the hands of the thief.
How should I pay my fees?
Students should only pay their fees through methods approved by the University and must let us know if their fees are being paid by an official sponsor or funder.If students are concerned they may be a victim of this fraud they should contact the University's Finance team at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
How can I protect myself against fraud?
- Avoid individuals or companies advertising fee payment services
- Don’t share passwords or payment account details with anyone and regularly change your password
- Check your account frequently to ensure that you recognise all transactions being made
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