Cambridgeshire police launch month-long cybercrime campaign

PUBLISHED: 08:50 01 October 2014

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has launched a month-long cybercrime campaign

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has launched a month-long cybercrime campaign

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A month-long campaign to tackle cybercrime has been launched by police today.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is aiming to raise awareness of computer-based crime, which covers a huge range of illegal activity and is one of the fastest growing crimes across the world.

Det Supt Kevin Vanterpool said: “Cybercrime isn’t just about hacking and online bullying, there are many different types; hacking, identity theft, cyber bullying, sexting, sharing indecent images of children, denial of service attacks, emails containing viruses, and many more.

“I would strongly encourage all members of the public to refer to the new cybercrime section on our website as it will provide them with vital information, which could prevent themselves, and their families, from becoming a victim of this type of crime.”

The campaign, running during throughout October, is split into four themes. The first will be reaching out to parents with young children and staying safe online, the second will be demonstrating how to keep yourself from becoming a victim of online fraud.

The force has been working closely with Peterborough Regional College to produce messaging around internet safety, cyber bullying and sexting and the final week will be working with small businesses, making sure they know how to prevent their business from being targeted.

To find out more about cybercrime visit www.cambs.police.uk/GetCloser/Cybercrime.

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