Students warned about online scam
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.