15 Jul 2015
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS: Virus and phishing emails
We have been made aware of a bogus/phishing* email being circulated to students which claims to be from the student loans company, Student Finance England. The subject line of the email reads ‘Your student loan information’ and includes an embodied link in the email text.
Google's mail filters should block the email, but if you receive an email of this nature, please delete it without following the instructions. Please mark these emails as spam and do not click the links within them or open any attachments they might have.
IT Services have taken steps to block these messages but similar messages may still arrive.
If you have already received and responded to or clicked the links or opened any attachments in this phishing email, please notify IT Services as soon as possible by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have entered any bank account details from 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 at 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.
Loughborough University IT Services, 01509 222333