Over the last year, there has been an increasing number of schools targeted by email scams. We are aware of one particular email scam that is circulating within the Independent School sector, and indeed other Harpur Trust Schools, whereby the sender of an email, purporting to be from a school, includes a link to an invoice that is supposedly outstanding for payment. When the link is opened, the recipient’s computer security and details are compromised. For the avoidance of any doubt, Bedford School does not send invoices to parents. Any invoices relating to school fees or extra charges come directly from the Harpur Trust, with an email address ending @harpurtrust.org.uk. Please note that for security reasons our bank details will never be disclosed on the invoice provided but can be found on our website. If in doubt about the authenticity of an email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.