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New booklets for families and businesses will really help them to avoid cybercrime

cyberbooklet launch

Back row (L_R) Ron Hogg, Durham PCVC, Vera Baird, Northumbria PCC, Barry Coppinger Cleveland PCC, Front Row (L-R) David Cliff of the Institute of Directors and Mark Coleman of the Federation of Small Businesses

Families and businesses can now access information about avoiding cybercrime in two new booklets launched this week.

The Little Book of Big Scams, aimed at small and medium sized businesses, and the Little Book of Big Scams, aimed at families, offer easy-to-follow advice to help people protect themselves from the risks of cyber-enabled crime.

Speaking at the launch of the new booklets, Durham’s Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Ron Hogg said “Technology is providing fantastic opportunities for businesses and families to communicate and work together. The new technology is also presenting new ways for crime - and fraud in particular – to be conducted. We need to be alert to this and takes steps to prevent it”.

Mark Coleman, Director of 1600 Systems Ltd, was present at the launch and spoke on behalf of the Federation of Small Businesses. He said “Businesses should take advantage of any help that is available to them, to avoid cybercrime – and they really should put it into practice”.

The new booklets are available on-line on commisoners website and hard copies can be obtained from the offices of the three North East Police and Crime Commissioners.

Posted on Friday 5th October 2018
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