John to talks to PCSO James Squire, Cyber Protect Officer for the Regional Cyber Crime Unit.
Most people never think it will happen to them, but even the most seasoned tech user can be caught out, as professional cyber criminals develop more sophisticated scams to trick us into parting with our money and data.
The lockdown has created unique opportunities for criminals, and as we all use more technology in our daily lives, we are more vulnerable to fake websites, extortion, phishing emails and texts and online scams.
James and John give us some useful advice on how to prevent becoming a victim of cyber-crime and the right channels for reporting these scams.
To report fraud and cyber-crime call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2050 or report online https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or call 101
*Due to the requirement for national social distancing measures, this episode has been recorded remotely and therefore the audio quality may be affected*