This is a cyber-scams and fraud update via Northumbria Police Force Specialist Cyber Investigation Team.

Please share the below messages with your colleagues, friends and family. Included in this update is:

  • Covid-19 scam texts (PDF below)
  • Ransomware advice (PDF below)
  • Spotting the signs of computer software service fraud (image below)

Five to Stop Fraud

Take Five is a national campaign offering straight-forward, impartial advice that helps prevent email, phone-based and online fraud – particularly where criminals impersonate trusted organisations: https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/

Covid-19 scam texts

Ransomware advice

Spotting the signs of computer software service fraud