Beware of fake Freshers Week deals, is the message from the National Union of Students (NUS), following a rise in young people being targeted to buy tickets for non-existent events.
Students’ Unions have been contacting NUS with stories of scam artists and companies trying to profit from young people by inviting them to fake events that have not been organised by these unions.
NUS Vice President (Union Development), Erica Ramos, said:
“Most students’ unions are yet to plan their September events due to the uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic, so students need to be wary and not get caught out by dodgy companies and scam artists trying to sell fake tickets to fake events.
“Every year around this time, students and young people are targeted with bogus Freshers Week deals, so don’t be fooled. Contact your students’ union to verify any student events before you hand over your hard-earned cash. All of the profit that Students’ Unions raise from Freshers and all events go straight back to the student experience, so it is very disappointing to see scam artists and companies exploiting charities such as SUs.”