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Newcastle prospective students hit by cyber scam.

Newcastle prospective students hit by cyber scam.

Newcastle University is warning prospective students not to give out personal details on a fraudulent website taking payments for courses.

The fake site uses pictures of Newcastle University buildings and takes payments for a non-existent "Newcastle International University".

It is "in no way associated with the university", warns the university's official Twitter feed.

Students should avoid accessing the site, the university advises.

The site has been described as unusually realistic, but Newcastle International University does not appear on the government's official lists of degree providers in the UK. 

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