Action Fraud Launches Counterfeit Goods Campaign
The campaign highlights the dangers of buying counterfeit goods which include identity crime.
Find out how Warwickshire residents compare to the rest of the country when it comes it cyber safety!
Action Fraud, the City of London Police, Cifas and Equifax have launched a new Identity Fraud Campaign with the hashtag #AreYouOneofThem.
A YouGov survey commissioned by Equifax reveals that people in the UK are aware that they need to improve their online safety but still aren’t doing so.
Identity fraud is estimated to cost the UK £5.4 billion per year.
172,919 people reported identity fraud to Cifas in 2016 with the reporting figures steadily rising since 2008.
National Online Safety Behaviours
This shows that some UK citizens are still leaving their doors wide open to identity fraudsters. The #AreYouOneofThem campaign is urging people to be more vigilant to help protect themselves from fraudsters.
Warwickshire's Online Safety Precautions
Based off the latest cyber crime survey in Warwickshire (2017), local residents online safety behaviours include:
So comparing our survey, to the national findings revealed today, it seems that Warwickshire residents are savvier online than the rest of the UK. But that doesn't mean we are at less risk to cyber criminals. Check out our advice on this site on what you can do to improve your online safety.
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