Fraud alert: payment scams targeting international students

Be aware of scams/attractive offers targeting students in the form of discounts or reduced exchange rates to make fee payments on your behalf.

This may include online third-party companies (other than those listed on our website) offering to process international payments to the University of Bristol online or by card. Using these companies may incur additional costs, and may inadvertently support money laundering: a criminal offence. You also risk not receiving any refunds due should your circumstances change.

Please refer to the University’s preferred payment methods.

Never share your username, login or password(s) to any University systems or payment portal with any agent or third parties.

Only students should view their financial statements, no one else.

If in doubt, do not proceed with the transaction.

If you think you have been targeted, contact Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime.

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