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Cybercrime: 

Online fraud, also known as cyber-crime, covers all crimes that take place online, are committed using computers, or are assisted by online technology. Nottinghamshire Police’s Cybercrime Unit deal with any Cyber-dependent crimes that falls within the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

 

Cyber-dependent crimes are offences where a computer/network has targeted another computer or network. This could be in the form of a hacking, denial of service attack or malicious software.
 

Several million cases of Computer Misuse Act 1990 offences are reported to the police every year. It's staggering that so many of those crimes could have been avoided by making a few small changes in online behavior.

To avoid becoming a victim of online crime you don’t need to be a computer expert. Developing a few good online habits drastically reduces your chances of becoming a victim of cybercrime, makes you less vulnerable and lets you use the internet safely.

 

Visit Cyber Aware for step-by-step instructions on keeping your devices up-to-date with the latest security updates, and for more online security advice including their free 'Cyber Action Plan' for personalised recommendations on how to protect your digital life. You can also review our 'Security Checklists' and more at the top of this page. 

Reporting:

If you are currently being subjected to a live and ongoing cyber-attack then please contact us on 101.

If you suspect you’ve been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime, the Action Fraud team can also provide the help, support and advice you need.

Forward suspicious emails to report@phishing.gov.uk and report text message scams by forwarding the original message to 7726 (spells SPAM on the keypad).

Cyber Choices:

Our Cybercrime Unit also deliver an early intervention scheme called Cyber Choices. Cyber Choices was created to help people make informed choices and to use their cyber skills in a legal way.

 

This is a national programme coordinated by the National Crime Agency and delivered by Cyber Choices teams within regional organised Crime Units and local Police force cyber teams.

The aims of Cyber Choices are to:

  • Explain the difference between legal and illegal cyber activity

  • Encourage individuals to make informed choices in their use of technology

  • Increase awareness of the Computer Misuse Act 1990

  • Promote positive ways to use computer skills, legal cyber opportunities and career pathways

If you are worried about someone and would like to discuss Cyber Choices further please contact us via email: 

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