It has come to our attention that some BU students have received emails from a company called uniyearbook asking recipients to register for the “Bournemouth University yearbook”. The email directs recipients to a webpage, as shown below:
Please be aware that uniyearbook.com is not affiliated with BU or SUBU in any way. They are an independent organisation selling a product through their website.
The registration page requires you to submit a significant amount of personal information. This includes your mobile number, home address, your private and university email addresses, and your bank details.
There are risks associated with providing your personal information online and it is recommended that you don’t give out your personal information unless you have initiated the contact or know and trust the company you are dealing with.
You should always consider who is collecting the information and why it’s necessary, what will be done with it and what are the potential consequences if your personal information is misused. As a rule, you also shouldn’t click on any email links or open/download files unless you’ve requested the email and know the sender.
Please remain vigilant online and carefully consider who you are giving your personal information and bank details to.
More information and reporting concerns
Check out the Get Safe Online website for more guidance about protecting yourself and your personal information. You can also find general IT security advice on BU’s IT Security pages.
If you have received a suspicious email, if you have any concerns about IT Security at BU, please contact the IT Service desk on 01202 9(65515), option 1 or freephone (or freephone 08081 962332, or log a ticket on the IT Services Portal.