Please be aware of phishing, using done via email. Phishing scams are attempts by scammers to trick you into giving out personal information such as your bank account numbers, passwords and credit card numbers.
Do not accept a cheque from anyone overseas wanting to secure a room for their daughter claiming to have a US financier who will transfer money via Western Union. There is a scam that has already effected some providers. If in doubt contact the Off-Campus Accommodation Officer.
DO NOT communicate with anyone named:
Students are heavily advised to inspect the accommodation in person before paying any rent or a deposit, for this reason no accommodation provider should accept money,
cheques or wire transfers from overseas. The student should be in Australia and able to look at the accommodation before any money is exchanged. If you think you have been approached by a scam please cease all contact and detail the incident by sending an email to
DO NOT accept money, cheques or wire transfers from overseas under any circumstances.
Further information on Classified Scams can be viewed here.
Providers of accommodation should be extremely cautious about :
For further information about scams refer to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Scamwatch webpage.