Stay up to date with reported cyber scams and how to stay secure.
Published Thursday, 15th April, 2021 in University news
As we use our computers, phones and other devices to shop, bank online and more, with all the convenience the internet brings, it’s important to be aware of potential risks.
Currently, there is ongoing concern regarding a WeChat based scam affecting students in the boroughs of Camden and Islington. Some users of the platform are posing as go-betweens for the conversion of currency, usually Sterling to Yuan/Renminbi. Students are arranging meetings with these users, only to become victims of robbery on arrival.
If you use WeChat, please be careful and make sure to not meet individuals who are offering this service.
Check out the Little Book of Cyber Scams 2.0 for more advice and tips on staying safe online.
All fraud and cyber crime allegations should be reported to Action Fraud either online or by telephone on 0300 123 2040. The exception to this is where a crime is in progress or about to be committed, there is a locally known criminal or the criminal can be easily identified, the crime involves a vulnerable victi. If this is the case contact police directly on 999, or the 101 if not an emergency.