Phishing alert: scam aimed at Chinese students


[29 October 2018]

Please be alert to a phishing attack currently targeting Chinese university students via WeChat and contacts. We have had reports that students are being contacted on their mobile phones by people claiming to represent their bank, embassy, police or other reputable agencies and are told they owe funds, often being offered preferential exchange rates on currency conversions.

If you think you may have been a target of these scam messages, please contact our Information Security team on or alternatively report it to Action Fraud.

Advice on how to protect yourself can be found on the Action Fraud site: