Fraud and cyber crime
Fraud and cyber crime can affect anyone, but those most in need of extra support are often targeted. It's important you know how you can protect yourself and your family.
Victims often feel embarrassed about what has happened but there is no reason to be and its important you speak to Kent Police. Reporting fraud helps the police understand new techniques and put out warnings, investigate incidents and put people before the courts.
In the UK we have a centralised fraud reporting centre called Action Fraud. They record all incidents and provide specialist support and advice.
Report Fraud Online if one of the following applies:
- You know who the suspect is and their address is in Kent.
- Items or goods are to be delivered to a known address in Kent.
- You (or the victim) describe yourself as vulnerable.
You can also call Kent Police on 101 if you don't have access to a computer or smartphone.
In all other circumstances, to report fraud (online fraud and related internet crime) and receive a crime reference number contact Action Fraud or call 0300 123 2040.
How secure are you online?
While it's natural to want to make our lives easier online, avoid being tempted to use the same password for multiple accounts or use a password that's very easy to remember (ie password123).
Criminals know that sometimes we don't use secure passwords and use it against us to steal our data.
Top ten tips
You can make sure your digital identity is harder to steal by following these simple steps or watching our short video.