Identify fraudulent communications

This message is to alert you to potentially fraudulent solicitations and communications that purport to be made with the approval or involvement of the British Council or the British Council officials. It is important to identify whether the e-mail you have received is genuine or fraudulent. The British Council is not an organisation, which specialises in the identification of scams. We would always recommend caution if you feel that an e-mail is not completely trustworthy. Scam e-mails often seek to obtain personal information that is later used to commit fraud or theft.

The Citizens Advice Bureau provides clear, practical and free advice on many issues, including guidelines on identifying scam e-mails. 

Find out how you can spot a scam here

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