6 Oct 2014
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Bogus/phishing emails to students
A number of bogus/phishing emails have been seen on student email recently. They include an email reporting that a Student Loan account needs to be updated.
Please mark these emails as spam.
DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS WITHIN THEM OR OPEN ANY ATTACHMENTS THEY MIGHT HAVE.
If you have clicked the links or opened any attachments please contact our service desk (firstname.lastname@example.org or 01509 222333) so they can check your computer. If you have entered any bank account details after following the links on these web sites please inform your bank as you may be subject to fraud as a result.
If you are unsure if an email is real or not please don't hesitate to contact our service desk who will be able to advise.
More information and guidance can be found here:http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/email/staffemail/faq/spam/
Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money) by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.