Student Loans Company update for students
The Student Loans Company is urging university students to be aware of phishing scams and not to reveal their personal details online. Students are often targeted with phishing emails around student finance payment dates. The number of students reporting these incidents to the Student Loans Company has increased significantly in the last few years.
The top two messages to students are:
- SLC will never ask you to update your bank details by email
- SLC will never ask you to verify your student account details by e-mail
Students should ignore messages that tell them to validate your account or provide any personal, security or banking details. The SLC will never ask for students to confirm their information in this way.
A phishing guide, top tips and details on what to do if you receive a suspicious email can be found on the online security page on the Student Finance website