Avoid being a target for scammers

All students are reminded to be vigilant with regards to the latest popular scams doing the rounds of university campuses. There are numerous an1-female-smiling-talking-on-mobile-phone-(Jennie-Rawling)d diverse scams designed to target those on tight budgets who the scammers believe could be more susceptible to their tricks.

Students are reminded to be careful in using their personal details online and in social media and not to divulge financial details to any person or web site unless they are a hundred per cent sure about its origin and trust the recipient.

The National Mobile Phone Crime Unit (NMPCU) is currently alerting students to mobile phone scams like this one which offers a cash incentive to students to sign up for mobile phone contracts.

Detective Inspector Louise Shea, of the NMPCU, said: ‘We urge any students that have been affected by this to come forward to assist the investigation and prevent this happening to anyone else.’

For advice on how to protect yourself from a fraud of this kind, please call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Alternatively, if you have any concerns you can always contact  PC Dave Fairbrother who has an office in Guildhall Halls:

T: 023 9284 5989

M: 07793 369 726

E: dave.fairbrother@port.ac.uk

 

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