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My experience as a parent during lockdown and how online gaming helped our children
Royal Mail delivery or scam?

April 27th 2021 In this post, we highlight Royal Mail scams, which have rocketed in recent months with many victims having lost money. Fraud of one kind or another has been around since the dawn of mankind. It requires opportunity, motive and rationalisation to take place, and this basic premise hasn’t changed. Criminals will always […]

Commonplace online retail scams and how you can avoid becoming a victim

April 27th 2021 Fast forward a few years to the conversations that parents and grandparents will be having with kids. “When we wanted to buy something, we used to go to shops, which were buildings in the town centre that are now mainly apartments. Or we’d drive out of town to what were called retail […]

How fraudsters trick you out of your money

By Paul Davis, Lloyds Banking Group on 05 Feb 2021 Just before I sat down to write this blog post I received an unexpected call from someone who said they were from the fraud department at Visa. They told me there’d been an attempt to spend money on my card that morning and if I […]

Get Safe Online Caribbean Cyber Heroes announced

16 Dec 2020 The overall winner and ‘highly commended’ nominees have been announced in Get Safe Online’s ‘Cyber Heroes’ awards, run for the last three weeks in 12 Caribbean countries. Toward the end of November, we launched the awards by asking people in the countries in which we have Get Safe Online websites to nominate […]

Must-avoid COVID-19 scams

21 Oct, 2020 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people and businesses around the world have relied on the internet in an unprecedented way. Family get-togethers and business meetings alike have given way to virtual calls. We rely more heavily on going online for communications, buying and selling, getting our news, enjoying our entertainment […]

Digital safety and safeguarding children and young people from harmful influences online

The impact of COVID-19 means that most of us will be at home for an extended period and are likely to be spending increasing amounts of time online. The online world is also a necessity for many children in accessing schoolwork and it delivers huge benefits, not least in enabling us to stay connected to […]

Lock down on burglaries this summer

As lockdown eases in the UK, a rise in burglaries is expected. Neighbourhood Watch has partnered with the Home Office to create a new social media campaign that alerts those most at risk, with practical tools that are proven to prevent burglary by nearly 50 times.  Life’s safer when you know your neighbours. With more […]

Cyber security update for all health and social care staff

The current global health crisis has unfortunately led to an increase in cyber-attacks on the health care systems globally. The recent blog by the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) at the Imperial College London highlights some the cyber threats to healthcare systems and what can be done to mitigate them. They have also produced […]