University of Bath

Beware of phishing emails

Don't get caught out by phishing emails. The University or the Students Loans Company will never ask for your login and password details.

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Don't get caught out by phishing emails

What to look out for

Fraudsters have been sending phishing emails to students attempting to access online student accounts and change bank details in order to take money. They have been posing as the Student Loans Company (SLC) or the University asking for personal information, but other fake identities may be used.

The SLC and the University will never ask you to confirm your login and password, or ask for bank details or personal information by email, so any that you receive asking you to confirm this information is bogus.

What to do if you receive such an email

If you receive an email posing as the SLC then forward it to phishing@slc.co.uk. The SLC will then investigate. More information is available from the SLC website.

Read Computing Services’ advice on what you should do if you get an email from someone posing as the University.

Further advice from Computing Services

You're most likely to be targeted with phishing emails in the weeks leading up to a grant and loan payment date so please be especially vigilant at this time.

If you should find yourself in financial difficulty as a result of a phishing incident, please contact Student Money Advice for guidance and support. You may be eligible for a short-term loan or a hardship payment.