Anyone can be a victim of cyber crime

Everyone is at risk from cyber crime – with each of our lives being lived increasingly online.

Cyber criminals don’t discriminate and will target anyone – young or old, rich or poor, small or large businesses – if you leave yourself vulnerable and they have something to gain, you could become a victim.

It’s no reason to be scared of being online, BE CYBER WISE and stay aware of the risks and ways you can protect yourself. You will dramatically reduce the chances of cyber criminals getting their hands on your money or your information.

Ways to Be Cyber Wise


Always be wary of an email request asking for your details. The email may not be genuine, people aren’t always who they say they are. If you are unsure always ask someone.


Always try to stay up to date with the latest cyber scams by visiting our website. Being well informed will seriously reduce your chances of a cyber attack.


Always keep your personal details safe and secure and never reveal them. Make sure your password is long and a combination of numbers, letters and symbols.


Always download the latest software update and delete any suspicious emails straight away, if you feel there is a serious threat then you can report here.

Look out for:


Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.

Requests to move money

Why are you being asked to move the money? Are you sure it is legitimate? Be cautious

Personal information

Always question uninvited approaches in case it’s a scam.


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