Category: Alerts

Frauds you may encounter during the cost-of-living crisis
My Instagram account was hacked and I was tricked into promoting scam cryptocurrency
Contactless card payments increasing, but so is the risk of using them
Get Safe Online Global24 Activities Update
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 […]

Join our Facebook Live Q&A on COVID-19 scams: starts Thursday

If you're like most people at the moment, you're probably living online more than ever. Whether it’s shopping, schooling, chatting to family or having business meetings, never before have so many of us spent so much time on the internet. But do you know how to make sure you’re as safe as you can be? […]

Get Safe Online announces partnership with Neighbourhood Alert

Get Safe Online has partnered with Neighbourhood Alert to provide credible, relevant and useful advice to its nation-wide community on all elements of staying safe online. The partnership kicked off last week with the distribution of Get Safe Online’s latest campaign ‘You, Coronavirus and staying safe online.’ Tony Neate, CEO of Get Safe Online comments, […]

Current Coronavirus-related online scams you should be aware of

Invariably, a crisis affecting large numbers of people triggers a huge volume of fraudulent activity.   With Coronavirus, expect fake ads for anything from vaccines to facemasks, links to sensational news and video, bogus charity appeals, and phishing emails claiming to be from travel, compensation and insurance companies or event/tournament organisers. Fraudsters know that at […]

Has your child converted their Instagram account to a business account?

If your child has an Instagram account, here’s a new concern you should be aware of. It’s arisen from the fact that over the last few months, the largest social media and photo sharing platform on the planet has been steadily extending its initiative to exclude the number of likes on posts. This is in […]