During first quarter of 2016, proportion of crimes attempted by fraudsters increased to 6% – often by using identities of recently deceased
Are you still relying on just passwords to protect your online accounts? I hope not. Because you can do better. Two-step verification, for instance, allows you to sign into accounts with something you know (your password) and something you have (a code sent to your phone). That means that even if your password is guessed or phished, an attacker will find it difficult to access your account as (hopefully) they won’t also have your phone.
Thousands of people have lost their life savings after falling for a pension scam. Don’t be next.Read our ten steps to protect your pension.You can also watch our video and download a booklet to help give yourself the best possible protection against the pension scammers.
A few months ago on this page I highlighted the fact that very soon a domestically installed CCTV camera system would have to be registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if the system was capturing images beyond the boundaries of the property, i.e. neighbour’s garden, public footpaths and roads etc. This means that most domestic CCTV systems will have to be registered. This change in the law followed a ruling by the European Court of Justice and was forced upon the UK government who prior to the ruling had no intention of registering domestic CCTV installed for crime prevention purposes.
Staying safe online requires a little knowledge and some savvy to avoid becoming a victim. Assessing a website’s credibility is an easy task if you know what to look for. Our guide above clearly explains what to look for on a website so you can measure if it is safe to enter personal and credit card details online. Rollover the image above and click on the buttons to learn more. Internet shopping has grown year-on-year with online spending reaching 24% of the retail market in December 2014. The critica
You use your computer or mobile device for many everyday private or confidential tasks, which is why it is essential to take precautions to protect it from viruses and spyware. One type of spyware becoming increasingly common is known as a RAT (Remote Access Trojan), which criminals can use to access your computer or mobile device to take control of it to obtain your private information or spy on you. This is known as ratting.
This booklet was designed by the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) (NHWN). NHWN is a national charity and umbrella body which represents all Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch members across England and Wales. It is the organisation that engages with the government, partners and like-minded organisations at a strategic level. Our website iswww.ourwatch.org.uk
Think you wouldn’t fall for a scam? You’re probably more vulnerable than you realise. Winifred Robinson investigates the latest frauds.
The Internet, like the physical world, may be safe or unsafe, depending on your habits. You are safe in the street if you use crosswalks and obey traffic lights, but we don’t recommend that you stroll around late at night with a wad of cash sticking out of your pocket. Life on the Internet comes with a few rules that are equally obvious, but not everyone is familiar with them. By taking this test, you will discover the degree of risk that you are exposed to when you are online and how likely you are to lose
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