Warning about scam emails

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The University has been made aware of a recent increase in scam activity in the form of attempts to steal financial and personal information from students.

Students, and the staff who support them, should note that University emails will only ever be sent from addresses ending in ed.ac.uk so thorough checking of the sender’s email address is strongly encouraged.

The webpages below offer guidance against financial scams and fraud:

Financial scams and fraud

If your students think they have received a scam email, the best way to report it is to forward it, as an attachment, and send it to the IS Helpline:


Full details can be found in this article on MyEd:

I think I have received a scam/phishing email – Self-Service Portal (unidesk.ac.uk) (EASE log in required)