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Offline SteveH

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #225 on: May 15, 2024, 09:51:48 am »
Get Safe Online have launched a new Self Help Tool Centre which features nine easy-to-use, free tools to help you protect yourself, your family, your finances, your devices and your workplace from fraud and other online harms.

The tools help to check if a website is likely to be legitimate or fraudulent, if your details have been involved in a data breach, if an online photo has been copied from another website, how big your social media footprint is, how strong your passwords are and allows you test yourself to see how good you are at spotting phishing/scam e-mails.

Take a look at the tools here - Your free Self Help Tool Centre - Get Safe Online  https://www.getsafeonline.org/selfhelpcentre/

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Re: North Wales Community Alert
« Reply #226 on: May 18, 2024, 10:10:51 am »
🚨SCAM WARNING / RHYBUDD SCAM 🚨
Watch out for FAKE McAfee emails, they've once again been reported over 4,500 times.

The emails attempts to trick the recipient into clicking on a fraudulent link by stating that the recipient's computer "could be at risk" from "viruses and other malware" if they don't renew their anti-virus subscription.

✅Report suspicious emails by forwarding them to: report@phishing.gov.uk

ℹ️ Your reports enable the National Cyber Security Centre to remove emails and websites used to perpetrate fraud.

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Re: North Wales Community Alert........Digital Conwy Open Day, Llandudno
« Reply #227 on: May 25, 2024, 10:03:45 am »
Digital Conwy Open Day, Thursday the 30th of May / Diwrnod Agored Conwy Digidol, dydd Iau y 30ain o Fai.

North Wales Police Cybercrime Team members will be at the Digital Conwy Open Day at the Trinity Centre in Llandudno next Thursday the 30th of May between 10.30 – 16.00 alongside a number of other agencies.

It should be a great day, so if you need help with anything digital come over to see us. Hope to see you there!

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Re: North Wales Community Alert...........FAKE solar panel emails.
« Reply #228 on: May 30, 2024, 09:47:27 am »
🚨 Scam alert / Rhybudd sgâm 🚨

⚠️Watch out for FAKE solar panel emails. Action Fraud have received over 900 reports about these emails designed to steal your personal and financial details.

The emails ask recipients to check their eligibility for funding to cover the upfront costs of installing solar panels. The links in the email lead to a request to enter financial and personal information or trick the recipients into downloading malware.

✅Report suspicious emails by forwarding them to report@phishing.gov.uk

ℹ️ Your reports enable the National Cyber Security Centre to remove emails and websites used to perpetrate fraud.

#NWPCyberSafe

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Re: North Wales Community Alert....Monthly fraud alert
« Reply #229 on: June 07, 2024, 10:01:06 am »
Please find attached the most recent Fraud Alert.

If you have been the victim of fraud, please report to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at www.actionfraud.police.uk

Monthly fraud alert.... https://members.northwalescommunityalert.co.uk/AlertMessage/Attachment/075E733E8EACDE62DD863B023965D65E

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Re: North Wales Community Alert............Job seekers beware scam
« Reply #230 on: June 18, 2024, 09:22:06 am »
We have seen an increase in fraudsters making up fake companies and then creating fake job adverts on sites such as Indeed.

Once an individual applies for the job, they ask for copies of official documents such as a driving license or passport as part of the job application process. When the documents are shared the company shuts down and ceases all communication with applicants. The criminals then use the documents that they’ve obtained to open fake accounts such as bank accounts in the names of individuals who applied for the fake job.

What can you do to protect yourself and others:

👉 If you are unsure about a job offer, research the company to see if they have a legitimate online presence. If they don’t, they are quite probably a fake company.

👉  Do not share any personal information or documents unless you can verify that the job offer is genuine.

👉 If you suspect a job advert to be fake, scroll down to the bottom of the job description and click the ‘report job’ button.

👉 Report to Action Fraud.

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