Top tips to avoid online scams

Published: 22/09/2021

Students are often targeted with various cyber scams, so it’s good to know how you can protect yourself online.

In most cases, if you understand the basic ways to protect yourself and your information, it will mean that you can safeguard your data and not fall victim to online financial fraud and identity scams.

Each month we will introduce a new cyber security news story, along with a short video, which will highlight and explain these common cyber scams or threats and how to avoid them.

Some of the topics that we will be talking about in more detail are highlighted below:

  • What is phishing and how to spot a phish
  • What is ransomware
  • Getting hacked - A day in the life
  • Money muling
  • The dangers of social networks
  • What is the Internet of things?
  • How social media is used as a phishing tool
  • What is social engineering
  • What is smishing

Our first video is a general guide to student scams:


Whether you’re on campus, at home, or out and about, we hope this information will help you to protect your personal information and keep all your devices secure.

For more information visit our staying safe online pages.