International Student SCAM ALERT: July 2017

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Well, here we are again with our regular international student scam alert, where we pull together a list of all the scams reported over the last month. It’s a bit depressing doing this month after month, but our aim is to get the information out there to help international students avoid getting tricked. We hope…

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UK: top uni warns international students about fake website

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Newcastle University in the UK has posted a warning about an unofficial website that is using the Newcastle University brand to rip off international students. The fake website is branded as ‘Newcastle International University’ and aims to scam international students by accepting online credit card payments for courses that do not exist. Studints.com found the…

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US: International students scammed at UW

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University of Wisonsin-Madison Police Department (UWPD) have issued a warning about a phone scam targeting international students in recent days. Students have reported receiving a call from a person claiming to be a UWPD officer who demands money or a gift card. The caller threatens to arrest the student if they don’t pay up. The…

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International Student SCAM ALERT – June 2017

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Sadly, international students are a target for scammers and criminals. International students are in a new country where the laws and systems are unfamiliar, and they may not have had a chance to make friends or build a support network.  They are also busy studying. All of this means that international students can often get…

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Australia: complex scam rips off Chinese international students in Melbourne

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A new complicated scam is ripping off Chinese international students in Melbourne who are looking for a job or somewhere to live. The scam is catching students using the website yeeyi.com to find accommodation.   The scam works like this… This technique makes the flow of money very hard for police to trace. I’m not in Australia…

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International Student SCAM ALERT – April 2017

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Sadly, international students are a target for scammers and criminals. International students are in a new country where the laws and systems are unfamiliar, and they may not have had a chance to make friends or build a support network.  They are also busy studying. All of this means that international students can often get…

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International Student SCAM ALERT – March 2017

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Sadly, international students are a target for scammers and criminals. International students are in a new country where the laws and systems are unfamiliar, and they may not have had a chance to make friends or build a support network.  They are also busy studying. All of this means that international students can often get…

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Texas Tech University issues scam alert after international student loses big money

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In early March Texas Tech University posted a scam alert on its website after an international student lost over US$50,000 to a phone scam. The scammers claimed to be from the US Citizenship and Immigration Service and told the student that he had to make payments to pay for USCIS investigations of him and his family…

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Scammed: Canadian international student loses life savings to scammers

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(Feature image: CBC) Saint Mary’s University, Halifax student Mehran Durrani has been studying for 6 years earn a degree in geology. As well as studying he works two jobs on the side to support himself. He’s a hard worker. He had saved $6000, which he was going to use to pay for a trip home to…

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University of Warwick warning international students about scam

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The University of Warwick’s website was updated on Friday to warn international student about a visa scam that could cost them thousands of pounds. Check out the warning on UoW’s website – click here These kinds of scams seem to happen quite frequently at many universities, not just the University of Warwick. Each year scammers…

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