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Saturday, 21 May 2022

Saturday, 21 May 2022

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Whitwick & District U3A - Cybercrime and scams


This page provides links to various videos, leaflets and other source of information related to the talk given on Cybercrime and Scam prevention measures at the March 2021 virtual General Meeting.


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Video of the talk. This is an edited version to include the 'Cafe' and 'In the home' videos which are also available separately below. It is hosted within the Members Area.

Data to Go (Cafe clip)

How we can be targeted in the home. Op Signature film - Sussex Police. Spot the sign of scams.

New Met Police Video re VACCINE SCAMS

Michael McIntyre's humorous take on passwords

Met Police Money Mules (don't forget to share with teens/students in the family)


These are all in pdf format

Little Leaflet of Cyber Mistakes

Take Five Leaflet with twitter Flyer

Cyber Overview Handout for the public plus Covid

Standard over 50s

The Silver Line 2018 DL Leaflet

Website links

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Two factor authentication

Data breaches and email passwords - have I been pwned

Registered financial advisers

Action Fraud or phone 0300 123 2040

Cyber Aware - General advice for Business and Public

GetSafeOnline - Online safety for everyone

Take Five

Safety for under 18s, parents and schools


UK Safer Internet Centre

National Online Safety

Leicestershire Police would also urge everyone who uses email to consider signing up to their free community messaging service, Neighbourhood Link, which is free for residents and businesses to sign up to. Local Beat Teams put out information, crime prevention etc and I also send out Cyber, Fraud and Scam information - to sign up, please visit www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk and select "Register". We would ask that the email field is populated as presently that is the channel we use, unless it's a significant incident or emergency, when mobile/landline is used. This is for members of the public, and businesses/organisations/schools etc.

For those who use Twitter and Facebook, anyone is most welcome to follow accounts @EMCyberSecure, and Leics Police Cyber Aware (FB) information is put out daily on Cyber, Fraud & Scams. Useful short guides to Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook

General Guidance

The recommendation for anyone who uses Facebook is to set their Friends list to private, this protects you from having your account cloned. From the app, click on the three lines at the top of the page, click on 'Settings and Privacy', then 'Privacy Shortcuts' 'See more privacy settings' - then scroll down to "Who can see your friends list" and select 'Only Me'

Page content updated 22-3-21