November 29, 2018
Over the last 2 years a number of fraudsters have targeted international students, saying that there is a problem with their visa and then trying to extort money from them. UKVI have now teamed up with Action Fraud to provide you with some hints and tips to keep you safe.
If you are contacted by someone purporting to be from the Home Office or other government agency, please ask for their contact details and tell them you will ask the University’s Immigration & International Student Advice team (IISA) to speak to them on your behalf.
If they refuse to accept this, then it is likely to be a scam, state you will contact the UKVI via the University for verification and then hang up. Please then contact the IISA immediately.
The Action Fraud posters below, also give good advice for you to follow: