Nottingham is a safe place to live and study, but the University has recently been made aware of scam phone calls that are targeting international students. Whether you’re a UK or international student, it’s really important to keep your belongings and money secure, both while you’re here at University and when you leave.
There are lots of ways you can do this, and the University has put together a guide of how you can avoid becoming a victim of phishing scams. You can read it here.
Don’t get caught out. Remember:
- Never give your details – including your bank details – over the phone
- Beware of calls from numbers you don’t recognise
- Don’t give your phone number to people you don’t know
- Never share the numbers on your bank card as they can be used to buy things – even if your card isn’t present at the time
If you’ve received a suspicious call and you think it might be a scam, speak to Action Fraud on 0300 123 3040. If you have been targeted by a scam, report it to the Police by calling 101, and get in touch with your bank as soon as you can. And remember, your SU Advice is here to help with any money issues you may have, and Student Services are here to support you.