• Coronavirus: ESFA urges caution as fraud cases soar

    The government is warning academies and local authorities to exercise caution when dealing with suppliers, following a 400 per cent rise in coronavirus-related fraud last month.  The Education and Skills Funding agency today released additional guidance to support schools and councils operating during the pandemic after March saw a spike in scams.  “Periods of instability,

    14.47 Apr. 1st, 2020 | News

  • Government warns academies as email ‘phishing’ scams inflict financial losses

    Academies and other educational institutions are being warned about new cyber-attacks which have already claimed some victims and resulted in financial losses. The latest Education and Skills Funding Agency update, published today, contains information about a “phishing” scam – where a fraudster disguises as a trustworthy source in an electronic communication to trick people into

    17.23 Jun. 26th, 2019 | News