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Students in the past have been targeted by clever con artists and have handed over substantial quantities of cash. Please read the following points and don’t get caught out.
Digital Safety, Fraud and Scams seminar by Barclays »
Protect your money An area often overlooked by students is the need to protect their money. The University has received reports that students across the country have been targeted by criminals promising to help students make ‘easy money’. These opportunities usually involve criminal activity, such as money laundering. For example, you could be targeted in the following ways:
If you have experienced fraud, or are aware of fraud taking place, report it to Action Fraud.
Need help? Oxford Brookes’ Information Security Office contains advice on issues such as how to spot phishing emails, keeping phones and other devices secure and what to do if you experience cyberbullying.
The Thames Valley Police website has information about different types of personal fraud and how to keep your money and information safe.
The Thames Valley Police website has information about online fraud and cyber crime, and how to stay safe online.