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Beware of tuition fee scams – always pay your fees direct

We are aware of a number of international students who have been put in touch with fraudsters offering to pay their tuition fees, often at a discounted rate.


Contact is often made through a friend of a friend, or WeChat, with the fraudsters offering to settle tuition fees at a discounted rate. You may not be asked to make payment until you can see the funds on your student account, but if the fraudster is making payments online using compromised credit cards then the funds are likely to be returned to the card issuer. If Queen Mary is aware of funds that have been received fraudulently we will reverse the payments and you will have unpaid fees to settle.

To avoid being scammed, always pay your tuition fees direct by bank transfer to our bank account, through our online card portal, or in person at the Fees Office (room W117) on the first floor of the Queens' Building.


Further information from the Dedicated Card and Payment Crime Unit (DCPCU) can be found below: 

DCPCU Tuition Fee Scams [PDF 2,196KB]



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