BBC launches guide to scam emails

November 10th 2014

The BBC has launched its iWonder Guide entitled 'Would you fall for a scam email?', presented by Kate Russell (shown here), Reporter on BBC's Click – the online bulletin on how computers and digital technology affect our lives.

For Get Safe Online's guidance on protecting yourself from scam emails, click here

Every year, more than three million people in the UK fall victim to scams, losing tens, hundreds and even thousands of pounds. The annual cost is estimated to be some £3.3 billion – yet the Citizens Advice Bureau estimates that just 5% of these scams are reported.

Many scams are perpetrated via bogus or 'phishing' emails, so the BBC's inaugural iWonder guide deals with just these … what they look/read like and how to spot them. The guide takes the form of an interactive infographic complete with video, that leads you through the steps to spotting a fake email and beating the scammers.

Why not take a look by clicking here?

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