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Whether you are checking your emails on the go, updating your Facebook status, online banking or chatting to your friends on webcam, technology plays a big part in our everyday lives so it is important to stay safe.

That is why we have created this cybercrime and fraud hub where you can find helpful information and advice around protecting yourself both online and in the real world.

Here you will find support on a range of topics from social media security, cyber bullying, child sexual exploitation and online fraud.

 

 

 
 

 

 

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Conference to help close 'digital doors' on cyber criminals

Conference to help close 'digital doors' on cyber criminals
Description
Police and industry professionals in the East Midlands are joining forces to provide advice to business owners on how to best protect against cybercrime.
Date:
15/02/2018

Youngsters at St George's C of E Primary School in New Mills help police spread safer internet advice

Youngsters at St George's C of E Primary School in New Mills help police spread safer internet advice
Description
Pupils at a primary school in New Mills have been helping to spread the safer internet message to younger children as part of a project with their local police.
Date:
13/02/2018

Advice to stop shoppers being scammed this Christmas

Description
Shoppers buying mobile phones, clothing and footwear are most at risk of being scammed this Christmas.
Date:
23/11/2017

Teens more likely to fall victim to 'phishing' scams

Teens more likely to fall victim to 'phishing' scams
Description
We're supporting a national campaign to raise awareness of 'phishing' scams, where fraudsters access personal details though online communication.
Date:
23/10/2017

Businesses set to benefit from cyber security advice

Businesses set to benefit from cyber security advice
Description
Businesses in Derbyshire are set to receive cyber security advice thanks to the appointment of a new advisor.
Date:
14/09/2017
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Videos

Get Safe Online

GetSafeOnline.org have created the following video to highlight how our phones - and subsequently our personal information - can be hacked into.

NCA Video - #CyberChoices

The video below, produced by the NCA, uses a clever blend of humour and seriousness to highlight their message. It shows two overly naïve parents talking about their son’s skills with a computer without knowing exactly what they’re talking about, or, more crucially, what their son has actually been up to.

Money Muling

What is 'Money Muling'? Watch this short video to find out and get advice on how to avoid such scams.

Romance Fraud

Romance fraud is an ever-increasing scam, with Action Fraud receiving an average of one dating fraud reported every 3 hours. Read more here and watch the video below.

Useful links and contacts

Derbyshire Victim Services & Got Your Back (Young Victims Service) - call on 0800 612 6505; text “CORE” to 82055 - www.derbyshirecore.org

Childline - Call on 0800 1111

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) – Call on 0870 000 3344 or contact via the online form - http://ceop.police.uk/contact-us

Crimestoppers – https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

Cyber Essentials - www.cyberessentials.org

Cyber Aware - www.cyberaware.gov.uk

Derbyshire Safe Guarding Children Board – Call on 01629 535716 or visit the website http://www.derbyshirescb.org.uk/

Digital Stalking - www.digital-stalking.com

Fearless - https://fearless.org/cyber-crime

Get Safe Online - https://www.getsafeonline.org/

National Stalking Helpline – Call on 0808 802 0300 or e-mail the Helpline at advice@stalkinghelpline.org

NSPCC Helpline – Call on 0800 800 500

Think U Know – http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Think Jessica - http://www.thinkjessica.com

 

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.