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Alert message sent 26/08/2021 11:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Good morning

My name is Samantha HANCOCK and I am the Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire Police, and it’s my role to raise awareness of Cybercrime, Fraud and Scams to help our local residents and businesses steer clear of cybercrime and fraud.

Did you know that online crime now accounts for more reports than “traditional” crimes, and that is despite many incidents of cybercrime not being formally reported?
I will intermittently be using Derbyshire Alert to send out simple steps on how to stay safe online and help you to avoid fraud and scams. Please don't assume everyone knows, feel free share this information with others to help keep them safe online.

We regularly use social media also to raise awareness so if you use Facebook or Twitter, why not give us a follow! We are East Midlands Cyber Secure.  There is also a website containing useful information at

I want to share with you three simple steps you can take to protect your online accounts

From October onwards, we are planning to deliver Cyber Awareness, Fraud and Scams webinars that will be free to join online. These will be advertised via Derbyshire Alert and social media channels.

Stay safe online!
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Samantha Hancock (Police, Support staff - cyber crime, Force)

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