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UK Retailers Facing A Million Fraud Attempts Every Day

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UK retailers have been warned to brace themselves for a barrage of fraud attempts this busy Christmas shopping period, with estimates claiming they’ll be hit by one million attacks each day.

It’s predicted that fraudsters will use the run up to Christmas – which now starts during the Black Friday shopping period following American Thanksgiving Day – to sneak through defences.

An estimated 50 million global online fraud attacks are expected THIS WEEK, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday both being prime targets for cyber criminals.

Safe In Warwickshire is offering tips each day this week in the build up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, for you to stay as safe as possible when online shopping.


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Cyber Aware is a cross-government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme. They aim to measurably and significantly improve the online safety behaviour and confidence of consumers and small businesses (SMEs).

Get Safe Online is the UK’s leading source of factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety. Their website offers advice on how you can protect yourself, your computers and devices, and your business against the likes of fraud, identity theft, viruses and other potential online problems.


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