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Frauds and scams that targets students are not uncommon in Sweden. It is important to know that Swedish authorities and banks will never ask for funds to be transferred between accounts.

It has come to our attention that there have been several attempted frauds/scams towards Indian programme students. People pretending to be calling from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Swedish Embassy in India and claiming the student has made an incorrect visa extension application. The student is told to either pay a lot of money to have the mistake corrected or be forced to return to their home country. Do not believe them, this is not true!

If you receive such a call, hang up immediately and DO NOT PAY ANY MONEY! Contact the International Office and report the attempted fraud to the Police.

Other nationalities may be affected as well!



Page manager: international.student@liu.se
Last updated: 2020-08-04