ONLINE SAFETY CHECKLIST FROM THE STUDENT LOAN COMPANY
Don’t fall victim of a scam by responding to unexpected emails or text messages and don’t click on any links or attachments within them.
Make sure that your computer’s firewall is active and up to date.
Regularly check that your computer’s operating system and software is up to date.
Don’t access your student finance account through a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Always, choose a password and secret answer that you will remember, but will not be easily guessed by anyone else.
Our secure sites have addresses that start with ‘https’ and a small padlock icon that appears in the status bar at the bottom of your browser window.
When you visit any of our websites type the URL address into your browser. This will ensure you go to the correct site and not a spoof or fraudulent site.
Be aware: Phishing scams are common at our three main payment dates in September, January and April.
Prevention: Your email details may be taken from a social networking site. Avoid disclosing your email address and make sure you hide it on your page. Read more here: https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20190510151840/https://www.slc.co.uk/students-and-customers/online-safety/online-safety-checklist.aspx
Always have an active and up to date computer’s firewall
You will never be asked to verify your account details through
Always practice Safe Browsing
Make Sure Your Internet Connection is Secure
Be vigilant with what you download
There are sites that will take it a step further and give you a choice of some secret question when you are logging in
Keep your Personal Information Professional and Limited
Remember to check and keep Your Privacy Settings On
Choose Strong Passwords
Make Online Purchases From Secure Sites
Be careful what you post