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Free cybercrime advice sessions in Hitchin

Dear Resident


Hertfordshire Constabulary is offering residents a free cybercrime advice session at Hitchin library.


The event, organised and delivered by specialist Cyber Protect officers from the Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit, is scheduled for Friday 19 April and will run between 10.45am-4pm. These drop-in sessions are free and provide practical tips for avoiding the most common types of cybercrime.


Talks will be delivered by Cyber Protect officers, Trading Standards and the Beacon Victim Service Team. Tea and biscuits are also provided free of charge.


The session is part of a series of events that the team are running around the county, further details on this event and future ones can be found on the Hertfordshire County Council libraries website.  


Detective Inspector Pete Hankins, from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit said: “There is a growing threat from cybercrime, which has been increasing across the country over recent years. Criminals often prey on the elderly and vulnerable, many of whom would rather talk to crime prevention experts in person, rather than accessing advice online.


“These sessions are completely free and you can drop in anytime between the times advertised. Our experts will be able to give you practical crime prevention advice, to help you avoid common scams and recognise new ones.”


For more tips on avoiding fraud visit:  stopthinkfraud.campaign.gov.uk/, www.actionfraud.police.uk or the www.herts.police.uk/fraud.


If you believe that you are a victim of fraud or cybercrime please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 to report. If a crime is in progress or someone’s life is in danger, call 999 immediately.


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