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Devon and Cornwall Police - advice on cybercrime

posted 5 Mar 2019, 07:47 by webmaster stgermansparishcouncil   [ updated 5 Mar 2019, 07:48 ]

The Metropolitan Police’s ‘Little Book of Cyber Scams’:

 https://www.met.police.uk/globalassets/downloads/fraud/little-book-of-cyberscams.pdf

- It’s definitely worth printing off to have at hand for specific guidance

Get Safe Online: https://www.getsafeonline.org/

- A great site which gives advice for individuals, businesses and children on all aspects of internet safety.

Take Five to Stop Fraud: https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/

- Advice on financial and banking fraud 

The National Cyber Security Centre: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/

- The NCSC is the governments ‘arm’ of cyber.  Lots of information on latest threats, incident management and guidance

Another useful tool is to input your email address into the ‘Have I Been Pwned’ website and the site will advise if your address has been involved in a data breach: https://haveibeenpwned.com/

- Very useful to check this if you are receiving a lot of spam email in your account.  If you find that your account has been compromised, change your password immediately.

Reporting fraud and Cyber Crime: www.actionfraud.police.uk