Email Scam Alert

Email Scam Alert:

Both students and providers of accommodation should be extremely cautious about receiving suspicious text messages or emails from an ‘overseas’ student who wants to pay for accommodation in advance, or whom requests the set up of a PayPal account to send them money. These are not genuine requests. If you have received such a request, we strongly recommend you:

  • Make your own enquiries as to the genuineness of the application (such as requesting a copy of the SCU Offer Letter addressed to the student seeking accommodation); and
  • ensure your financial information is secure and do not provide financial information to the applicant; and
  • in the event the application does not appear genuine, report it to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), you can do this online at Report a Scam or by calling 1300 795 995.