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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...

25 March 2020


Call blockers for people receiving scam or nuisance phone calls

The NTS Scams Team has suspended the call blocking project until further notice to protect UK citizens from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Follow them at @AgainstScams on Twitter or @FriendsAgainst on Facebook, and check in on their...

13 March 2020


Protecting yourself against identity theft and fraud

We’re living in a technological age, where storing our data online has become the norm. But how safe is the information we’re putting on the internet?  Theft and fraud are becoming a greater threat, as more people look to...

4 March 2020


Children’s gaming addiction: what is it and how to spot the signs

This is Children’s Mental Health Week and, unsurprisingly, many parents are discovering new causes for concern. Predictably, reliance on technology is a recurring discussion when it comes to young people’s mental wellbeing –...

6 February 2020


Three of the most common types of cybercrime and how to protect yourself against them

It won’t be a surprise to anyone that the importance of the internet has become greater and greater over the last few years. Perhaps equally unsurprising, but a lot more problematic, is the ever increasing number of cybercriminals that...

19 December 2019


Physical threats to digital safety and how to avoid them

We all understand how important digital safety is today. There are many things that endanger us online: scams and malware, phishing and extortion, grooming and hate content. All these threats have sadly become part and parcel of our online...

17 December 2019


How to have a safe and secure connected Christmas

These days, there’s more to many gifts you buy for your family and friends – and indeed for yourself – than just unwrapping them and getting on with using them. That’s because so many products used in and out of the home...

16 December 2019


How to be safe on Instagram: a guide to being secure on social media

Social media is an incredible tool on both a personal and professional level, allowing the world to connect on various different platforms. Instagram, in particular, offers users the chance to keep a visual diary of their lives and interests. For...

4 December 2019

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