The little Book of Cyber Scams

This book is a general guide to many of the cyber scams currently operating in the UK. Thames Valley Police has worked with the Metropolitan Police Service to introduce the first edition of the Little Book of Cyber Scams. This follows the success of the original...

Smishing Fraud Alert

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected...

Microsoft Tech-Support Scammers

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack. One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window. The window...

5 Helpful Android Apps for Seniors

One of the best things about Android is that it is easily accessible for almost anyone, regardless of age. However,  sometimes the interfaces can be a bit confusing, or hard to read, and may not go over well with some older users. A few years ago, we discussed some of...

Deaf Awareness Week 15-21 May 2017

Help someone who suffers from hearing loss during this year’s Deaf Awareness Week. In the UK one person in every six suffers some sort of hearing loss, causing exclusion from conversations and often society. Helping someone understand the products and technology that...