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Dangerous fake NHS text and calls have been circulating, telling people they’re eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.
In this month's edition, we're raising awareness of Fake DPD Messages, Courier Fraud, Boradband Scams, and Malicious Software!
Action Fraud is warning the public to make sure they’re not barking up the wrong tree this Christmas, as animal lovers have lost almost £2 million to fake pet adverts since March.
Encryption of online messages could make it harder to police child abuse and grooming online, the children's commissioner for England has warned.
Federal investigators have some tips to help people avoid being scammed in the coronavirus pandemic once a vaccine arrives and as treatments grow.
In this month's edition, we're raising awareness of Festive online shopping scams, Fake penalty charge emails, PayPal phishing scams and Fraudulent HMRC tax refund scams!
In this month's edition, we're raising awareness of fake charity scams, COVID scam hotlines, student tax scams and fake Amazon emails!
Instagram is being investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) over its handling of children's personal data on the platform.
TikTok briefly stopped working properly as users found their profiles empty and the app asking them to change their username.
Public reminded to stay safe online as reports of romance fraud rise 26% in a year.
Every year we’re able to do more and more online. From sending messages to sorting out our finances, today we can do it from our phones and tablets wherever we are. But the more we can do online, the more we’re exposed to hazards. Cybersafe is here to help you stay safe online, so you can browse to your heart’s content, knowing you’re protected against scams, fraud and security problems.
If you’re the victim of a cyber crime, or you know of a current online scam, report it here.
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Don’t tell the world your whereabouts 24/7 – turn off your location settings if you aren’t using the map or GPS system on your device at the time
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