QUB researcher loses £1,200 in scam
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QUB researcher loses £1,200 in 'Home Office' scam

A researcher at Queens University, Belfast, has been defrauded out of almost £1,200 by scammers pretending to be from the Home Office.

He spoke anonymously to BBC News NI reporter Kelly Bonner, in a bid to warn others about the fraud.

The victim said he was told he was being investigated for financial crime and would have to leave the UK if he did not pay a "fine".