注意新骗局：英国领馆来邮件提醒各位准备去英国的童鞋，最近有诈骗电话显示 020 703504848 的号码联系学生，知道学生的所有签证信息，包括护照号码、全名和英国邮编，让学生核对信息，核对完成后让学生交罚金 £1200-£1520，否则后果很严重（会被拘留或驱逐出境）。
We have been made aware of the following scam which targets Tier 4 students where by the student receives a telephone call from an individual who fraudulently purports to represent the Home Office.
The caller instructs the student to verify their telephone number 020 7035 4848 on the www.gov.uk website, search for Home Office, and then scroll down to the bottom of the screen so that they can verify that the caller is calling from the genuine Home Office number. The caller ID on the student’s mobile does show this number.
The caller is in possession of the students full name, post code in the UK and passport number, and asks the student to confirm those details are correct.
They then proceed to tell the student they have not paid for an immigration service and, as a result, have to pay a fine (usually £1200-£1520) or they will be reported to the Police or the Home Office who will detain or deport them.
Students who have been targeted have reported that the fraudsters become increasingly insistent and verbally aggressive resulting in them feeling coerced in to making payment.