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Lincolnshire Police’s Cyber Protect Team is offering free virtual Cyber Crime sessions to businesses, educational settings, local Government and charities.

Cyber crime alert.

The pandemic has led to a huge increase in the number of people working remotely and spending more time online.

This has led to criminals turning away from more traditional forms of fraud and adapting to Covid-19 with a growth in fraud and cyber crime that targets people online.

The county force’s team is on hand to offer Cyber Crime sessions and there is a selection of training materials available that can be tailored to your needs whether that be a virtual session via Teams or Zoom or a video presentation.

Cyber Protect and Prevent Officer Harry Lancaster said: “Like everyone, we also are having to adjust to new ways of working, consequently we have had to change how we deliver training and how we can get the protect message out to organisations in Lincolnshire.

“To gain optimum benefit from the input, we recommend scheduling 40 to 60 minutes, but this can be adjusted accordingly. If you’re business or school we can tailor the session to your organisation’s needs regarding timing, content and focus on topics that may be a risk to your business, community or network.”

A total of £11,316,266 has been reported lost by 2,866 victims of coronavirus-related scams across the UK, according to statistics from Action Fraud. Action Fraud have also received 13,820 reports of coronavirus-related phishing emails.

If you are interested in an awareness session, email: [email protected]