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The Guardian - Students turning to cyberfraud as huge phishing site infiltrated, police reveal

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I saw a news piece on this the other day and was astounded at the set up of the site, showing just how easy it is for people to set up a phishing scam, and the many ways in which people can fall for these scams. Thankfully the police have managed to shut this one down, but when it is that easy that students will set up a scam without thinking of the consequences, and I am sure there are many more platforms out there, is this now something else we need to warn students not to do? And add to the list of criminal activity universities need to be on the look out for, adding to the complex policies that universities already have in place to protect their staff and students. You can read the full article here.

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