ESFA Update

ESFA warn learners and parents about potential fraudsters

Information: increased fraud risk during coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

tpm have been asked by the DfE to share the following alert.

Periods of instability, such as during the coronavirus pandemic, bring an increased risk of fraud. Fraudsters will actively exploit these difficult times and will target vulnerable areas for financial gain.

We have been informed some learners and parents have received a letter from ESFA asking for personal learner bank details in relation to the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund. We never ask for personal bank account details. This is a fraudulent letter – please do not respond.