Fresher scams Watch

BarryPR
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Looking to speak to freshers who have fallen victim to various scams that have targeted students.

The reason for this is that i'm creating a campaign to raise the awareness for students and parents around the dangers of cyber crime during the freshers period whens students are signing up to accommodation, loans, freshers events etc..

Example scams include:

- Fake fresher events

- Phishing scams for emails,passwords, financial information


Would be great to speak to someone about their experience of cyber crime so we can make this great campaign!

We have an opportunity to appear on various national media including The One Show, but only if we can find a real life case study of a student/fresher being scammed through fake events or phishing emails.

So if you know of anyone who would be willing to talk to the press then we can offer a £100 Amazon voucher!

Let me know if you can help!

Thanks in advance for your help.
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(Original post by BarryPR)
Looking to speak to freshers who have fallen victim to various scams that have targeted students.

The reason for this is that i'm creating a campaign to raise the awareness for students and parents around the dangers of cyber crime during the freshers period whens students are signing up to accommodation, loans, freshers events etc..

Example scams include:

- Fake fresher events

- Phishing scams for emails,passwords, financial information


Would be great to speak to someone about their experience of cyber crime so we can make this great campaign!

We have an opportunity to appear on various national media including The One Show, but only if we can find a real life case study of a student/fresher being scammed through fake events or phishing emails.

So if you know of anyone who would be willing to talk to the press then we can offer a £100 Amazon voucher!

Let me know if you can help!

Thanks in advance for your help.
just going to bump this for you as new freshers are coming :bump:
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BarryPR
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(Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
just going to bump this for you as new freshers are coming :bump:
Thank you!
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BarryPR
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Hey Guys,

Above - I posted about a PR campaign I was creating to raise awareness around phishing scams targeted at students.

This is a campaign I feel strongly about having recently left Uni and really think can make some difference in raising awareness, so I've decided to give it another go!

As such, I wondered if the wonderful world of Student Room could help me. I'm looking to speak to a student who has fallen victim to a phishing scam, this could be through receiving dodgy email scams around accommodation, student loans or fake club events and handing them emails,passwords or financial information.

I can offer a £50 Amazon voucher to the participant.

Would be great to speak to someone about their experience of cyber crime so we can make this great campaign happen!

Thanks in advance for your help.
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