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Help in the fight against cybercrime

11 October, 2018

• THE number of cybercrimes that happened in Camden last year was staggering:

• 1,642 reports of fraud and cybercrime;

• from which a total of £15,013,442 was lost;

• average amount lost per report was £9,143.

On Saturday Camden Neighbourhood Watch held an event at the Friends House in Euston with guest speakers from the Met including an expert from Falcon (Fraud & Linked Crime Online, Organised Crime Command). Advice was given on the steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of fraud and cybercrime.

Going forward, Camden Neighbourhood Watch will be circulating monthly emails that will include details on the current cybercrimes occurring in the borough and crime prevention advice to combat them.

If you would like to be included in this email Camden.NHW@Met.Police.uk with your name and postal address (so you can be put on the correct distribution list). Please encourage your friends and neighbours to sign up.

If every person told three people about this project we could really scale things up to increase universal knowledge about the scam methods used and, in turn, bring down the number of victims of these awful crimes.

The monthly emails will include details of future talks where everyone is most welcome.

ALISON McWHINNIE
Chair, Camden Neighbourhood Watch Association

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