Student Scam Warning

Student Scam Warning

Published: 23 September 2020

UNSW has been made aware that scammers are attempting to take money from students in a new elaborate phone scam.  

If you receive a phone call from anyone claiming to be from a bank, government department or even the police asking for your personal details in relation to the setup of fake accounts in your name and requesting you transfer money or give over information – this is a scam. Scammers often specifically target students for money.  

If you receive a request like this asking for money, please contact any of the following teams; International Student Experience Unit, Nucleus: Student Hub or UNSW Security for advice to see whether it is legitimate (a real request).  

This is confidential and will not have an effect on your visa or enrolment. 

The only money UNSW will ask you for are your regular tuition fees, SSAF, library book fines or rent for accommodation if you live on campus. 

If you suspect something might be a scam, you can call UNSW on + 61 2 9385 4734 or log a request online. Never give your details or money to someone claiming to be from UNSW unless you are sure it is real.  

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