There have been reports of a number of tax scams targeting university students across the country. Please take extra care when opening emails from unknown sources or from a known source but with unknown/suspicious content.
19 November 2018
HMRC have reported that scammers are targeting students with fake tax refunds in an effort to steal money and personal details. The scammers are using seemingly legitimate university email addresses (for example ‘@uc.ac.uk’) in order to avoid detection, and may use your name several times within the email.
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.