Protect yourself from cyber attacks

Find out more about our cyber crime campaign

Our Protect Your World campaign aims to raise awareness about cyber crime, encourage residents and businesses to take action to protect their online worlds and to make a report, if they fall victim.

Cyber crime and cyber-related crime is constantly developing and takes many forms, but is essentially any crime where a computer is the target or the tool used to carry out a crime. People of all ages, in all of our communities, fall victim to cyber crime.

Identity fraud, cyberstalking, grooming, computer services fraud, confidence scams, romance fraud, hacking, distribution of malware and denial of service attacks are all examples of cyber or cyber-related crimes.

But there are simple ways to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. For advice on staying safe online visit our cyber crime page.

If you fall victim to cyber crime, or experience an attempted scam, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Follow the campaign on our social media channels using #ProtectYourWorld.

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