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Staying Safe from Cyber Crime – list of resources

In response to the rapid rise of online and financial fraud, we recently held a Virtual Event for our Private Clients called ‘Staying Safe from Cyber Crime.’

Laura Cowie and Grahame Mace, Cyber Protect Officers for Devon and Cornwall Police discussed topics such as securing accounts, protecting devices, password security, and phishing emails. Although we were not allowed to record the presentation, the Cyber Protect Officers provided a useful list of resources to help individuals stay safe from cyber crime.

We are already encouraging our clients to use the secure online Hawksmoor Client Portal to receive and store their quarterly valuations, as part of our measures to improve client safety.

If you would like some help to access the secure Client Portal, please speak to your Investment Manager or contact: Joshua Collman, 01392 410180 / [email protected]

Useful Links:

The National Cyber Security Centre

– Advice on all aspects of cyber security, including weekly threat reports and infographics, from the NCSC for businesses and individuals

Take Five to Stop Fraud

– Advice on financial and banking fraud

Cyber Aware

– Advice for individuals. Top tips on passwords, turning on 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication), back-ups and the importance of updating your devices

Have I Been Pwned?

– Input your email address into the ‘Have I Been Pwned’ website and the site will advise if your address has been involved in a data breach. If you find that your account has been compromised, change your password immediately

Securing your router

– A video offering advice on securing your router, by City of London Police


Reporting Fraud and Cyber Crime:

Action Fraud: Telephone number 0300 1232040

Suspicious emails – forward to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC): [email protected]

Suspicious texts (SMS) – forward to OFCOM: 7726

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