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The OWL service sends alerts with up to date and useful information.

Sadly we are continuing to hear reports of scammers taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and we urge residents to continue to take extra care. There are many resources available to help.

A recent OWL alert included the Little Book of Phone Scams a very practical guide and worth reading.

Other guides are available from the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) which is part of the UK Regional Organised Crime Unit. These include:

· Little leaflet of cyber advice (four pages with 7 important tips for cyber security)

· Little book of big scams (a longer read)

Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The website www.actionfraud.police.uk also contains helpful information as well as news and alerts.

Another online resource is https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk which aims to offer straight-forward practical advice that helps prevent fraud with a key message of STOP - CHALLENGE - PROTECT. There are examples, videos and even a quiz that you can take to see if you can spot a scam.

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