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Scammers blog

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Four simple rules to stay safe this Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, it’s important that you stay one step ahead of scammers. We can help through our TalkTalk security features that come free of charge, but there’s even more you can do to f...

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Why spam is on the rise - again

"If you're going to encounter malware in 2018, chances are it will happen through spam," says Sean Sullivan, F-Secure's Security Advisor.Digital spam has been around for more than four decades. It is ...

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How to include your kids in their online safety

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...

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Ways to make your Internet safer

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Centre processed 298,728 complaints in 2016, with internet users reporting losses of more than $1.3bn (£1bn). And when we see the results for 2017, the year that saw...

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How to secure your new devices

If you've recently acquired a new mobile phone, tablet or laptop, consider taking these steps to protect your devices.Use a strong passcode/passwordObviously, you should pick a passcode to lock your p...

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Five ways to secure your new Android

Before you get started signing into your accounts and filling up your phone's photo gallery with selfies, it's a wise idea to think about the security of your new Android. After all, with all the thin...

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Staying safe against scam calls

Scam calls can happen at any time and often leave you, the TalkTalk customer, left feeling hurt, upset and out of pocket. So, we have made a simple three-step guide for if you are worried about a phon...

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Festive faux pas: staying safe online over Christmas

Over the festive period many of us will be shunning the busy high street and opting instead to purchase gifts for loved ones on the Internet. Whilst this allows you to shop for bargains from the comfo...

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Scam Awareness with the old and vulnerable

TalkTalk's Head of Scam Prevention Donna Moor said: “September has been a busy month, I’ve been out and about to increase awareness of growing threats of scams.” Here's what Donna had to say about her...

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How to beat the credit card scammers

If you get a text from your bank asking you to confirm a transaction by replying "Y" or "N", think twice before responding - especially if you don’t recognise the transaction and want to stop it going...

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