Student loan fraud warning to university freshers




The BBC has reported on research carried out by YouthSight on behalf of the Student Loans Company about the risks of online phishing to university freshers.

Freshers are being warned their student loans could be stolen if they reveal too much information on Facebook.

The Student Loans Company says fraudsters target unwitting first-year students who give personal details on social networking sites.

An online survey of more than 1,100 university applicants suggests many will invite new people they meet to be Facebook friends.

And two-thirds reveal personal details that could aid thieves.

Fraudsters sometimes try to hack into bank accounts by sending convincing-looking emails which ask for specific personal details. This is known as phishing.

Read the rest of the article here.

Read more details about the research here.

This is an inline guide purely for the editor, it will not show in the final blog, designed the assist you with setting the options below in the 'Gate Trigger' section.

You will not be able to use the WYSIWYG editor for this it's code only so follow these instructions carefully.

We need to add the same form for each blog, you can if you want to make your own form but you'll need to change the formId which will be in the URL for the form e.g.
<script charset="utf-8" type="text/javascript" src="//"></script>
portalId: '3884296',
formId: 'aede822e-18f4-47c1-bb5a-3137bd55ea25',
css: '',
onFormSubmit: function($form) {
gateTriggerForm('Student loan fraud warning to university freshers');
<h6>** By checking this box, you submit your information to YouthSight, who will use it to send you marketing collateral and may contact you by phone. You can unsubscribe from our updates at any time.</h6>

This is the rest of the blog

When the page loads, or when it is being edited, this content will appear. When the page is loaded on the blog, the content will be hidden by the script until such times the trigger button is clicked or the trigger form is completed.

If you're not using this section then you should delete the text in here.

Tags: Press & Events