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Keep Alert Be Fraud Aware

We want you to be fraud aware, so that you can spot common frauds and scams.

Posted on 15 February 2021

Since March 2020, there has been an increase in fraud, with fraudsters using different coronavirus related scams, which can leave people vulnerable to computer viruses and malicious software, as well as out of pocket.

Derbyshire Police fraud team have put together a leaflet to highlight some of the frauds being encountered in Derbyshire, at the moment.

The leaflet also has information about our free Digital MOT, to help protect yourselves from all aspects of online fraud and cybercrime, and also Rural Action Derbyshire’s ‘Cyber Buddy’ scheme of volunteers, providing one-to-one digital support for those who struggle using technology.

The leaflet is being made available to the public at vaccination centres across Derbyshire to try and reach vulnerable people who don’t have access to the internet.

You can find more advice and information on the fraud and scams page of the Derbyshire Police website.

If you are a victim of cybercrime or fraud and scams, report it to Action Fraud tel: 0300 123 2040.

Suspicious, or phishing emails, should be forwarded to the National Cyber Security Centre's suspicious email reporting service (SERS) email:

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