Increased fraud risk during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
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. The EFSA 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. The EFSA have made it clear that they will never ask for personal bank account details. This is a fraudulent letter – please do not respond but report.