Fake messages through Facebook about accommodation
We are aware that a number of students have received messages through Facebook about University accommodation. Please ignore these fraudulent messages. They have not been sent by the University or by any official account.
These messages have been sent by a fake profile/page which may appear to come from Welfare Officer, Matt Ports Facebook Page. Were working with authorities to investigate this and resolve this.
Please be aware that the University or the LUU will not ask for payments or bank details over social media.
If youre worried or suspect youve been contacted by the fake Matt Port over Facebook, please contact the LUUs Help and Support Team, advice@LUU.leeds.ac.uk, 0113 3801290.
The fraudulent activity in particular targeted new students surrounding their accommodation, if youre concerned about your University Accommodation for 2018/19 please contact the Accommodation Team, email@example.com, 0370 1200189.
Unfortunately, this isnt the first time students have been targeted with fraudulent, fake or scam claims. Further advice about frauds and scams is available here.