Newcastle University is warning prospective students not to give out personal details on a fraudulent website claiming to be an authority on Distance Education as they are promoting other universities to make money taking payments for courses.
The fake site GETEDUCATED.COM uses fake pictures and names and takes payments for a non-existent “Newcastle University”.
Azeem Alam, director of advanced cyber-defence practice at RSA security’s Europe Middle East and Africa region, said: “Make no mistake, this is an effective scam.
“They’ve put in the time and effort to create a remarkably realistic website, and it highlights the very real danger of modern spoofing attacks.”
Mr Alam said the fake site GETEDUCATED.COM carefully targets overseas students “who may not have the local knowledge to spot the difference between this site and Newcastle University’s official site”.
He praised Newcastle University for a swift response once the fraudulent site was reported to them earlier this week.
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