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The word scam is part of our everyday language, but what is a scam? It's defined in the dictionary as an illegal way of making money, usually by tricking people. Scams have been around for ages, but the bad guys are always coming up with new ways to trick unsuspecting people into parting with their money.The word scam is part of our everyday language, but what is a scam? It's defined in the dictionary as an illegal way of making money, usually by tricking people. Scams have been around for ages, but the bad guys are always coming up with new ways to trick unsuspecting people into parting with their money.
We've partnered with Internet Matters to offer five top tips to help keep kids safe on the internet.
As Jack Frost starts to nip at your toes and we get ready for the festive period that’s almost upon us we’re no doubt fighting the crowds on the high street to source that perfect gift or maybe you're sat at home, toasty in your pyjamas like an internet ninja hunting down the latest and greatest deals on the web. Whilst online shopping is a great way to beat the crowds, the scammers sadly don’t rest for the holidays and with an expected 80% of festive shopping being done online this year they will no doubt be resorting to some sophisticated tactics to trick and bamboozle you.
In an ever-changing world, online fraud is becoming the most common crime in the UK. It's evolving more than any other crime. With more and more cyber offenses it's worth remembering these handy security tips on the lead up to the big day:
The multiplayer action survival game, Fortnite: Battle Royale, has received a lot of media coverage recently due to its growing popularity amongst young people. It has highlighted a number of safety concerns particularly among parents who worry about the amount of time their kids spend online as a result of the addictive nature of the game, as well as concerns around online bullying. Here's some helpful information about the game giving guidance to parents and some of the things to be aware of.
If you want a basic piece of advice that can help you avoid nearly all spam, scams and potential viruses that could be spread through Facebook, then it's this - don't click on the "free" offers that you see in your feed or the quizzes and sweepstakes. If a stranger pops up in your Facebook Messenger, then don't click on the link. By doing this, you've not only protected your security and privacy, but you've protected your friends' too. Of course though, it's not that easy
Under the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), a new set of rules on how we use your personal data, we’re required to ensure that anyone whose data we store & process is of a minimum age which is set at 18 years old. We don’t require a lot of personal information to use the community but even something as simple as your email address which is required is covered by the new rules.
The line between the online world and the real world has never been thinner. The protection you put on your child's phone not only keeps your kids away from online threats in the virtual world, it can keep them out of danger on the streets as well.