Thanks to Neighbourhood Watch who have passed this information to us on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)
A new phishing campaign which has hit students of UK universities
that the student has been awarded an educational grant by the Department
Education. The email purports to have come from the finance department
student’s university and tricks the recipient into clicking on a link
in the message to provide personal and banking details.
One victim reported that after submitting their sensitive information (including name, address, date of birth, contact details, telephone provider, bank account details, student ID, National Insurance Number, driving licence number and mother’s maiden name), they were taken to a spoofed website which appeared like a genuine website of their bank, where they were asked to type in their online banking login credentials.
If you think you may have compromised the safety of your bank details and/or have lost money due to fraudulent misuse of your cards, you should immediately contact your bank, and report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040, or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.