Fraud and Payment Security

Fraud advice for applicants and students 


We have launched this webpage to support and educate applicants and students. We hope that you will never fall victim to fraudsters, So please do take the time to read through our guides and advice and help protect yourself now.

Student Guide to Fraud

We have partnered with Convera to provide a helpful guide. Please do take the opportunity to read through this guide, it highlights:

  • Common types of Scams
  • Various case studies outlining the consequences of fraud
  • Dos and Don'ts to protect yourself from fraudsters
  • You can download the full guide here


How to report Fraud

  • If you believe that you are the victim of fraud we strongly recommend that you contact your bank for further advice, your bank may also advise you to contact the Police.
  • Report the incident to Action Fraud
  • Email Fees, Income and Credit Control Team  with subject line ' Suspected Fees Fraud' in the subject line. You will receive a ticket number from our automated system, a member of the team will be in touch to discuss the next steps with you. 

Cyber Security and Risk

The Information Security (Infosec) and Risk and Compliance Team have a wealth of resources including how to manage data, protecting your online identity and devices and how to assess technology risk LSE.

You can contact the team by emailing or by visiting

Take Five to Stop Fraud

You can access the Take Five website for straightforward and impartial advice to help everyone in the UK protect themselves against financial fraud.

Take Five website

Sanctioned countries/territories

The school will not accept payments from sanctioned countries or territories.

The schools partners and Payment Service Providers will enforce controls which will prohibit the transfer of funds from any countries or territories listed on the GOV.UK

Please refer to Payments from sanctioned countries for further details.