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Scams, Fraud & Cyber-crime

Information and advice about the latest scams, fraud alerts and and cyber safety advice.

Action Fraud
Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, is where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded or experienced cybercrime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Cyber-Crime and Cyber Safety
Cyber-crime is a fast growing area of crime. There are some basic steps you can take to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of cyber-crime.
Cover your tracks online
Advice for if you're worried about someone knowing you have visited this website or if you’re worried about protecting your privacy when using the internet or e-mail services.
Dorset Fraud Alerts
Dorset Police is alerting local residents about the latest phone and online scams across Dorset.
Telephone Scams and Courier Fraud
Crime prevention advice against telephone scams and courier fraud.
Doorstep Crime
Crime prevention advice about distraction burglary and rogue traders.
Video conferencing – stay secure
More and more people are working from home or staying in touch with friends and relatives using online methods. There is no doubt that video conferencing is becoming more and more popular, whether for business or to connect with friends and family. We have four steps to keep yourself secure when using video conferencing
Sextortion
Sextortion is when you do something intimate, sexual or compromising online and an image or video of it is captured and used to blackmail you by the person you were in contact with. Not everyone is who they say they are online.
Fraud Investigation Policy
Policy document which sets out a summary of the response by Dorset Police to allegations of fraud in line with national policy, reporting arrangements and best practice.