Students are often targeted with phishing e-mails around student finance payment dates (with 3rd instalment now underway for Academic Year 13/14).
Students should ignore messages that tell them to ‘validate their account’or provide any personal, security or banking details. SFE will never request for students to provide or confirm their information in this way.
Practical guidance for students and top tips on how they can safeguard their funds is available here. Further instructions are also provided if a student believes they have received any communication that is suspicious, or are concerned about the safety of their account. If they have responded to a phishing e-mail, they must change their account password and forward the phishing e-mail to SFE's Security Team at Phishing@slc.co.uk
We would appreciate your assistance by passing this message on to your friends and other students.