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Guidance on avoiding Fraud and Cybercrime linked to COVID-19

Alert message sent 07/04/2020 09:25:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary


In light of the heightened risk of fraud and cybercrime as a by-product of COVID-19, Action Fraud have issued updated guidance.

Below is a roundup of last weeks advice:
(Note: links on Day 2, 5 and 6 all go to the same Action Fraud web page)

Day 1:
Received a call or email asking for your personal or financial info? Take a moment to stop and think, it could protect your money. For more info, visit: https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/advice/general-advice/


Day 2:
Coronavirus-related scams are on this rise. Here’s where you can get the latest information on how to protect yourself: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/covid19

Day 3:
Mandate fraud is one of the most reported frauds in the UK. You can defend yourself and your business against it by following these simple tips… https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/a-z-of-fraud/mandate-fraud

Day 4:
Keeping in touch with friends and family online? Check out these top tips on how to protect yourself from the latest online threats.



Day 5:
Coronavirus-related scams are on this rise. Here’s where you can get the latest information on how to protect yourself: https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/covid19

Day 6:
Using outdated software leaves your devices and data vulnerable to cyber criminals. Don’t make life easy for them, always install the latest updates. https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/covid19

Day 7:
Urgent-sounding messages are a common tactic used by criminals. If you get a text or email asking for your personal or financial details, here's what you need to do.....



 
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James Adnitt (Police, Cyber Protect Officer, Hampshire )

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