There have been reports of a number of visa fee and fine payment scams targeting international students across the country. Always question unexpected requests for your personal or financial information, and when opening emails from unknown sources or from a known source but with unknown/suspicious content.
27 November 2018
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) have reported that scammers are targeting international students with fake visa fee or fine payment requests in an effort to steal money and personal details. The scammers are calling students, claiming to be from the Home Office and demanding money for non-existent visa fees and fines, sometimes in the way of gift cards or iTunes vouchers.
If you have any concerns, you can also call the IT Service Desk on 020 7882 8888. Free cyber security awareness training is also available for students on QMplus – just search for cyber and information security.