Top cops reveal how to stay safe from online fraudsters and the tricks to avoid – Mirror Online

Detective Chief Superintendent David Clark reveals how you can make sure you don’t become a victim

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Warwickshire Police reaffirm commitment to tackling hate crime – Safe In Warwickshire

Warwickshire Police is reaffirming its commitment to tackling hate crime after concerns were raised from the community following the European Union Referendum last week. Chief Constable Martin Jell…

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New ‘tech support’ scams target victims by impersonating telcos – how to protect yourself

The latest scam to target unsuspecting computer users involves fake messages offering technical support that look like they come from a legitimate internet service provider (ISP).

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Support for Victims of Cybercrime

Victim_SupportWhile the onset of cybercrime has continued at an ever growing rate, the availability of sources of trustworthy help and advice for those who have fallen victim to it have struggled to keep pace.

N&BNWA has, through the implementation of its adopted “Combating Cybercrime” policy, attempted to do its best to signpost those of its members who suffered such harm. Most of the remedial advice has centred upon how one might report the crime, what practical steps might be taken to repair compromised equipment and even how compensation for financial losses might be obtained. However, little, so far, little has been said about what support might be available to help victims cope with devastating effects that cybercrime might have on their emotional wellbeing.

For those living in Warwickshire here are two sources of support:

  • Family Lives offer support and advice to victims of cyber bullying of all ages. They can talk to one of their Family Support Workers by calling their confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222.
  • Emotional support is also offered to victims of cybercrime in Warwickshire from Victim Support by calling 01926 682686

Deaf community targeted in ‘despicable’ scam

Police have issued a warning to people to be aware of a scam offering lottery funding to members of the deaf community. Recently, a woman from South Bristol was conned out £4,500 when she was contacted by someone pretending to be one of her Facebook friends. This person told her about lottery funding available to members of the deaf community, but only if applicants pay a fee.

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