Scam - Please Verify Your Student Finance Personal Information & Update Your Loan
October 3, 2014
The email message below: "Please verify your student finance personal information and update your student loan account," is a phishing scam, and was not sent by Student Finance England. The spoofed email message contains a fake HTML form designed to trick the recipients into entering their personal, credit card, financial and Student Finance information. Once the information is entered on the form and submitted, it will then be sent to the cyber-criminals who are behind the phishing scam.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Phishing Student Finance England Email Message
From: Student-finance @direct .gov.uk
Sent: 03 October 2014 12:51
Subject: Student Loan:
Please verify your student finance personal information and update your student loan account.
To do this:
Download the form attached to this letter to verify your information.
Student loan account Officer
The Fake Student Finance England Form
Login or register for student finance service provided by Student Finance England
Log in to apply for finance and use your online account.
Customer Reference Number (CRN) (or the email address you registered with)
Forgotten your CRN or email address?
Please confirm your secret answer
Date of birth
Mother's maiden name
National Insurance number
Bank telephone pin/passcode(eg 123456)
Verified by visa password
Create an account
If you're not already registered , you can create a new account. You'll need an account if: you're a student, and you want to apply for student finance you're a parent or partner of a student and need to provide information to support their application.
Remember, although the email message appeared as if it came from a UK government (direct.gov.uk) email address, it was not. This email address was spoofed, meaning it was not sent from the direct.gov.uk email address, but from some other email account.
If you have already entered the requested information on the fake form and submitted it, please try changing your Student Finance England's password, and contact them, your bank and credit card company
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