Stu­dents warned about on­line scam

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

UNIVER­SITY stu­dents are be­ing warned about an on­line scam that tar­geted Curtin Univer­sity. An in­ter­na­tional stu­dent re­ported the black­mail at­tempt to WA ScamNet after he was told to ‘pay $1500 or be ex­posed for us­ing es­say web­site to cheat’. The stu­dent went to an es­say chat fo­rum, and some­one he was chat­ting to on the fo­rum gave him a lot of ad­vice and sent him a sam­ple es­say. Then this on­line iden­tity re­quested money for the ‘tu­tor­ing’. The stu­dent did not be­lieve he should pay for the com­mu­ni­ca­tion and says he did not use the sam­ple es­say be­cause he be­lieved that to be “aca­demic dis­hon­esty”. Visit WA Scamnet for more in­for­ma­tion or to re­port a scam.

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