Overseas students, be vigilant!

The University has been made aware of a number of scams, particularly targeted at Chinese students.

What happens?

  • Scammers contact students claiming to represent the police or other official body from student’s home country.
  • They tell students they are suspected of a money laundering crime.
  • They ask for money and tell not to alert the British police.

If you receive any such calls and are suspicious that the call is genuine:

  • Do not give out any personal information, or confirm that any personal information they have is correct
  • Do not pay them any money
  • Report your suspicions to Action Fraud - online via Action Fraud website (only if you are in the UK) or by phoning 0300 123 2040

What should I do if I’m affected?

Contact the police in the first instance. Call 101 or report to the police station. The nearest police station is at Partick - 609-611 Dumbarton Rd, Glasgow G11 6HY.

If you need support in reporting the crime, get in touch with Campus Security on +44 (0) 141 330 4444 (ext. 4444) and one of our Security Officers will go along with you to the police station.

Further support:

Contact our International Student Support team or the Confucius Centre for guidance and support.

Read the UKVI guidance on how to spot a scam and what to do if you think you have been a victim of a scam.

First published: 12 June 2018

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