Top Four Cyber Crime Tips in Relation to Coronavirus
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Cleveland Police’s Cyber Crime team have released their top four tips in a bid to prevent people and businesses from becoming victim to coronavirus related scams online.
- Action Fraud has announced that coronavirus scams have cost victims over £800k so far. 21 reports of fraud have been reported nationally where coronavirus was mentioned.
Scam messages and shopping online can result in you being a victim of fraud. It is important that the latest software and app updates are installed to protect your devices. Read more: https://bit.ly/3a3FJTc
- Keep an eye on the five useful examples of fraud campaigns linked to coronavirus discovered by the BBC: https://bbc.in/3d8S22d
- Get Safe Online has released information regarding coronavirus scams you should be aware of, including fake advertisements for sanitising gel and face masks.
Business owners are also being urged to provide training and advice on working remotely without compromising the safety of company’s networks, data and devices. Read Get Safe Online’s tips here: https://bit.ly/2wh6Lrp
- Take Five can help – they offer straight-forward, impartial advice that helps prevent email, phone-based and online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations: https://bit.ly/33sR4tj
More advice and information can be found on our website: https://bit.ly/3a3Z5aw
Information regarding coronavirus can be found on the Public Health England website: https://bit.ly/2QrvsIr