Scam targeting international students

We have been made aware that international students are being approached by an individual claiming to be SHU lecturer who has lost their purse and has no money for the train ticket home. International students are asked to give money with the promise it will be repaid the next day.

This is a SCAM. Please do not give money to such individuals, if you are approached then please do not give the individual any money or personal details (passport numbers etc.). The incidents have already been reported to the police, but if this has happened to you – please contact Hallam Union Advice Centre ( or call 0114 225 4148) as a matter of urgency.

If you have any concerns, please feel free to call us on: 0114 225 3813 or email: