International students targets of online fraud

INTERNATIONAL students at universities like Southern Cross are being warned to avoid an internet fraud targeting international students.

So far, the social media scam has made victims of more than 300 people.

NSW police are investigating the fraud which began in early 2015 over a popular social media platform which was being used to sell cheap airline flights.

A female account-holder offered the discounted tickets to a closed group on the platform.

At this time police believe more than 300 people have been victims of the scam.

Detectives continue to make inquiries into the matter and are working closely with victims.

Anyone with information, or who believes they may have been a victim, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Tips for members of the public:

There are no get-rich-quick-schemes.

Do not share account or credit card detail or personal identity information with anyone unless you can verify their identity.

If you gut reaction is it doesn't feel right then Stop, Think and Reflect on why you've been asked to send money.

If it looks too good to be true - it probably is!



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