On The last day of Christmas Safe In Warwickshire wants to give you more information about how you can report cyber crime, how to find more specific information on cyber safety and specific support services available.
Main contacts for reporting Cyber Crime
The non-emergency Police number (101) can be used to report certain types of online crimes (bullying, harassment, hate crime, revenge porn, stalking), or if there is a threat of physical harm. Please use 999 if you are in immediate danger.
Action Fraud should be contacted for any fraud or scam an individual falls victim to.
Warwickshire Trading Standards can be contacted for any consumer related cyber crime.
Crimestoppers can be contactable via phone or website to give information confidentially.
True Vision can be contacted to report Hate Crime – though it is also important to report any such crime to the Police.
Resources to find out more about keeping yourself safe
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.
ThinkUKnow offers tailored advice to children ages 5 and over. They also host dedicated pages for parents/carers and teachers to get information they may need to engage with children, and offers advice if you are concerned about a child.
AgeUK offer advice to older people about online safety, particularly focussing on consumer advice to stay safe when shopping online, holiday fraud, and other scams which are targeted to older individuals. The site also contains general information about how to stay safe online
Support services available
Victim Support offers support for victims of any crime, including Cyber Crime.
You&Co is Victim Support’s youth programme where young people can seek help and advice on all crime related issues.
The Revenge Porn Helpline gives advice for revenge porn victims. It is also important to report Revenge Porn to the Police.
The National Stalking Helpline offers advice and support for stalking victims.
Warwickshire CSE Something’s Not Right is Warwickshire’s campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation. The campaign has been developed by Warwickshire’s multi-agency sexual exploitation team; for more information on who is involved click here.