Cyber crime

#ProtectYourWorld Cyber Crime campaign (Phase 2) February 2018

The second phase of the #ProtectYourWorld campaign launched on Monday 5 February 2018 and runs for two weeks.

The campaign aims to inform and engage with young people (8-18) about staying safe online, as well as to encourage parents, carers and anyone who has contact with young people, such as youth activity leaders, to engage with them about their online activity, especially social media and online chats.

Visit the Cyber Crime campaign Feb 2018 - Partner materials website for more information.

In November 2017 we announced that we were working with Thames Valley Police to raise public awareness of cyber crime, encouraging residents and businesses to take action to protect their online worlds and to make a report, if they fall victim.

Visit the Cyber Crime campaign Nov 2017 - Partner materials website for more information.

Little Book of Cyber Scams

Thames Valley Police have joined up with the Metropolitan Police to produce the Little Book of Cyber Scams, to give information and advice to you and local businesses. While some of the information is targeted at businesses, the advice is relevant to all. 

The 40-page booklet covers a wide range of cyber and cyber-enabled threats, including malware and ransomware, social engineering attacks - where cyber crime is made possible by someone gathering data deceitfully in person, by phone or email - denial of service attacks and data leakage.

It follows the production of the successful Little Book of Big Scams.

Christmas scammers

It may well be a season of goodwill, but sadly it’s also a season of phone and email scams. We want to make sure that you don’t fall victim. Visit our News page for details.

These kinds of scams are typical at Christmas, but don’t let your guard down during the rest of the year as fraudsters can strike anytime.

You can also get advice from the police’s National Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre.