Scams come in many forms, but all are designed to get hold of your money. The tactics used by scammers vary but may be carried out by post, phone, email, text or online. It can even happen when someone calls to your front door. Scams can be disguised as a purchase of goods, entering competitions and even job offers.
It’s important to know the warning signs to look out for and what to do if you have, or think, you’ve been targeted.
According to Which? Rental Fraud is a growing concern, and with a high demand for rooms to rent in university towns and cities, this is something students should be particularly alert to.
If you think someone is trying to trick you into handing over money or personal details - stop, hang up and call 159 to speak directly to your bank. Find out more about using the 159 service here
If you are unfortunate enough to be scammed in England, Wales or Northern Ireland you should report this to Action Fraud
SU Advice can also provide guidance to any Queen's student who thinks they may have been the victim of fraud - just get in touch.