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Students in Gedling borough targeted in latest phishing email scam


Students living in Gedling borough are being warned about a new phishing attack targeting those attending universities.

The email, which claims to be from the finance department of the student’s university, tells them they have been awarded an educational grant by the Department for Education.

The recipient is then urged to click on a link contained in the message to provide personal and banking details.


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One victim reported that after they submitted their details they were taken to a spoofed website that did look very like the genuine website of their bank; they were asked to type in their online banking login credentials.

A spokesperson from Action Fraud said there were many ways that people could protect themselves from fraudsters.

He said: “Make sure you don’t click on any links or attachments contained within unsolicited emails.

“Don’t reply to a scam email or contact the senders in any way.

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“If you do click on a link in an email, never supply any information on the website that may open”

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