The Anonymous Widower

Academic Year 2011/12 Payment Access Review Alart

I received a phishing e-mail with this title today. Note how alert is spelled.

This is the body of the e-mail.

This is a message for all students receiving grants and loans from the Students Loan Company. You are required to verify your account information in order to avoid any delay in your loan/grant payments. You can do this by visiting http://www.studentfinance.direct.gov.uk/

Yours Sincerely
Student Finance England
Please do not reply to this email as it has been automatically produced from an address which cannot accept incoming mail.

****************************** ****************************** ******************* The information from the Student Loans Company Ltd contained in this e-mail is private and privileged. If you have received this e-mail in error be advised that any use is strictly prohibited. Please notify us and delete the message from your computer. You may not copy or forward it or use or disclose its contents to any other person.

As internet communications are capable of data corruption it may be inappropriate to rely on advice or opinions contained in an e-mail without obtaining written confirmation of it. This footnote also confirms that this email message has been swept for the presence of computer viruses, however we do not accept any liability or responsibility for resultant virus infection. Opinions and views expressed in this e-mail are those of the sender and may not reflect the opinions and views of The Student Loans Company Limited.

The Student Loans Company Ltd registered office is at 21 St Thomas Street, Bristol, BS1 6JS and it is registered in England Company No. 02401034, VAT No. 556 4352

Note that the Student Loan Company details are correct, but that the e-mail points to a web site called gankotimata.com, which has these registration details.

    
    Domain Admin        (contact@privacyprotect.org)
    ID#10760, PO Box 16
    Note – All Postal Mails Rejected, visit Privacyprotect.org
    Nobby Beach
    null,QLD 4218
    AU
    Tel. +45.36946676

The phone number is actually in Denmark and the website is in Australia. Enough said!

Who is behind this I do not know, but please don’t contact them, unless you want to give them your student finance. 

But these scams seem to be getting more and more sophisticated and believable.

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July 21, 2011 - Posted by | Computing | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Two things make them unbelievable:

    The real SLC say in their correspondence that they will not contact you via email – or at least they used to.

    You have not applied for a Student Loan.

    Of course if people who have applied for them get the letter, the latter wont apply.

    Personally if there was only one spelling error it wouldnt always make me suspicious. I contacted a company this week and on the web site it asked people to contact the “Customer Expereince Dept”. Very reputable company, selling high end products.

    L

    Comment by liz | July 21, 2011 | Reply

  2. [...] Academic Year 2011/12 Payment Access Review Alart [...]

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