There are a number of misconceptions around fraud and cyber crime which often leave people vulnerable to becoming a victim. Action Fraud has today (28 October) launched its Urban Fraud Myths campaign which will identify and make people aware of the reality of common fraud myths. The campaign will also provide advice on how to avoid falling victim to fraudsters.
Over the next 13 days, the campaign will be highlighting various types of fraud such as spoofing where fraudsters masquerade as legitimate businesses by forging a legitimate e-mail or phone number, and insurance fraud where people make false claims to insurance companies.
During the campaign, Action Fraud will also highlight ways people can avoid becoming victim to fraud, such as ensuring they have strong passwords for online accounts, and checking a charity is registered before making a charitable donation.
You can find out more about the campaign and the reality of urban fraud myths at Action Fraud's dedicated website.
Who you need to speak to
If you think you have been a victim of cyber fraud you should report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 20 40 or by visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.