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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Increased fraud risk for students

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The Gov.uk website has issued information about an increased fraud risk during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Periods of instability, such as during the current coronavirus pandemic, bring an increased risk of fraud. Fraudsters will actively exploit these difficult times and will target vulnerable areas for financial gain.

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have been informed that some students and parents have received a letter appearing to come from the ESFA asking for personal student bank details in relation to the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. The ESFA never ask for personal bank account details. This is a fraudulent letter – please do not respond.

If you have any concerns about any correspondence you receive about College or your apprenticeship please email us on info@barnsley.ac.uk for advice.

Last updated: 22nd April 2020

Originally posted on: 22nd April 2020

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