News | Tuesday, 24th September 2019

Be alert and don’t give scammers a chance

Top tips to keep your money safe

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There is lots of support available at the University

As a student, we know you will have lots of payments coming in and going out of your bank accounts, so it’s important that you understand how to keep your money safe from fraudsters.

Financial scams can come in many forms – via post, telephone call, email or even on your doorstep – and they can be disguised as lots of different things, from entering an ‘amazing’ prize draw to asking you to update your bank details.

Whilst some scams are easy to spot, others are now not so obvious to detect straightaway and with the internet and advances in digital communications over the years, scams are getting more and more sophisticated.

Be alert as some scams specifically target students, such as contact from what looks like:

Here are our top tips for staying in control of your money:

The great news is, there is support available at the University to help you identify scams and lots of advice about what to do if you have been targeted.

If you are unsure whether something is legit or suspect that you have been scammed, make sure you get in touch with the following University teams as soon as possible:

As well as our Student Financial Support team, you can also get financial support and advice from The Union’s Advice Centre, the Money Advice Service and Citizens Advice.

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