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Fraud and cyber crime


If you are suffering a live cyber crime attack that is in progress, call Action Fraud immediately on 0300 123 2040. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for businesses, charities and other organisations.

If you believe your business has been the victim of fraud or cyber crime, you should report this to Action Fraud.

The Action Fraud website provides guidance on different types of fraud including an A-Z of fraud to help you understand which type of fraud you might have been affected by.

Advice, guidance and training about cyber security is available at GOV.UK – Cyber security guidance for business. This includes links to Cyber Essentials, a Government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats, and Cyber Aware, which offers simple advice to help small businesses.

The South West Cyber Security Cluster is a not-for-profit collaboration raising cyber security awareness and best practice in the south west. Supported by the police, leading universities, industry experts and business organisations, the Cluster exists to raise the profile of cyber security issues and help the region’s businesses and organisations take steps to counter the threats.

The South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit (SWRCCU) is a section of the police that offers free, impartial, nationally supported guidance to organisations so they can better protect themselves against cyber attacks. The Cyber Protect team deliver presentations, interactive workshops and preparatory exercises to organisations of all sizes and sectors across the South West. SWRCCU also sends newsletters with the latest threat and protective advice, events, campaigns and resources.



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