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Pop along to the East Mall to find out how safe you are online!
Durham Constabulary will be there to provide you with more information about cybercrime, scams and personal safety. Check how secure your phone or laptop is and put your passwords to the strength test.
Keep your eyes peeled for digital security tips as you walk around the Mall.
In response to a live brief, tasked by Durham Safer Cyber group in January 2020, our university level film and media production students produced the hard-hitting film ‘HACK’ to highlight the risks of undertaking cybercrime activity.
Support your local community in the fight against fraud
Your gran or grandad, elderly relative or neighbour could be the target of a scam - help you local community by becoming a ‘Friend Against Scams’ - complete 30 minutes of online training to help you spot the signs of scam activity and provide you with the tools to offer advice and support.
Click here to visit the Friends Against Scams website.
Are you worried about the online safety of a friend or family member? Check out the following resources.
Get safe online - for advice to protect yourself, your computer, smartphones and tablets, shopping, banking and payments, and advice on safeguarding children and social media use.
Cyber Aware - follow the government's Cyber Aware advice on how to stay secure online.
The North East Regional Cyber Crime Unit - the NERCCU protects communities and businesses from serious and organised crime and is here to help you stay safe and secure online.
Take 5 to Stop Fraud - a national campaign providing advice to stop people becoming victims of fraud, particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations.
Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime.
Internet Matters - supporting families online - get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.
Thinkuknow - aimed at children and young people from different age groups and their parents / carers for advice about staying safe when you're on a phone, tablet or computer.
Keep up to date with the latest online scams and cyber threats by following Durham Constabulary’s social media feeds on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:
Don't fall victim to online scams this Chrismas
Hear about the latest online scams and how to avoid them - join a free shopping and online scams webinar.
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