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Students to be Aware of Phishing Campaign

University students in Staffordshire and the UK are being warned by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau about a phishing scam by fraudsters.

As part of the scam, students will receive a fake email from the finance department of their University saying that they have been awarded an educational grant.

When the recipient clicks on the link, they are asked to supply personal information and banking details such as usernames, passwords and credit card information which can then be used to defraud the person involved.

Phishing is a method used by fraudsters to access valuable personal details about an individual which can be used for various reasons including stealing money or to infect computers and mobile devices.

You should never provide any personal information or financial details to anyone unless you are absolutely sure it is safe to do so.

If you believe you have been the victim of phishing or any other type of fraud, you should report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at Action Fraud.

For more information about the campaign, please visit the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau's website.