Yes I had the same e-mail, as have quite a few of my friends from what I've heard.(Original post by J1NXY0)
I received an email a while ago saying that I would get my deposit back and if my account had changed I would have to give my bank details of the new account. However, this looked like an unofficial email from the university and I wasn't just going to give my account details over an email. That's just not safe!
I emailed them back saying that my account hadn't changed, therefore there should be no complications, if there were; give me a phone number to call.
Here's my response:
"From: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 1156 +0100
Subject: RE: CLOSE OF SESSION DEPOSIT REFUND 2012
Please respond with your bank details to this e mail it is extremely safe."
Has anyone else been contacted in this way? Or is it indeed a scam?
Personally, regardless of whether it is from the University, I would not feel comfortable giving bank details through a bloody e-mail. Especially with the lack of security there would be with doing it through only an e-mail over the internet.
After a few e-mails, they said i could go to the student centre and give them to them there (yes, despite the fact most of us who live in the UK have gone for the Summer and would be very unlikely to specifically travel to Herts to visit the University over the holidays...).
In the end I asked if I could go there in September and give them to them then.
And they said that that would be fine as long as I don't mind waiting that long, so I'm going to go and do it then. I'd rather wait a bit for my deposit to come back rather than risk being scammed or whatever. They really should find a more secure and official way of doing it....
And I should also point out that anyone I know who has received the e-mail, I haven't seen anything to say they've got the deposit back yet (although I don't know whether they bothered to reply or not either.) So not sure if that's an indication either.
...we were on a break