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Emails from – be aware of recurring payments

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A reminder to always remain vigilant of suspicious emails and messages.

We have been made aware that an email is being circulated to final year students from which asks you to sign up to their service in order to be included in their 2022 yearbook.

Students are asked to provide bank details as part of the registration service, however the company sets payments to re-occurring by default.

While we have filters in place to block unwanted and malicious emails, some messages do get through occasionally. We are continually improving the University’s junk mail filtering service. 

General cyber security advice:  

  • If you receive an unexpected email with information about your course or other general University topics then you should contact your School Support Office or the Student Support Centre.
  • If you receive an email making claims about the safety or status of your IT account then you should check with the IT Support Centre to see if it’s legitimate or not.
  • Even if you’re not sure about an email – contact the IT Support Centre; we want you to be safe. If it just doesn’t look right, we want to know. 
  • Report any suspected fraud to the ActionFraud police site.
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