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Be fraud aware for your business

Barclays Bank has produced some excellent materials, to help educate your workforce and prevent your business from falling victim of fraud.

Check out their tips – from staying safe with card readers and securing against the dreaded Trojan virus, through to avoiding ‘vishing’ and cyber fraud scams:

Top Fraud Prevention Tips from Barclays Bank

We held a really interesting event on this growing area of criminality and hope you’ll find these further tips useful.

 

Who found our Cyber Fraud event valuable?

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We would like to thank everyone who joined us at our Cyber Fraud Awareness event for making it such a successful evening. Our key speakers shared some alarming but insightful information about the most popular scams happening, and gave us their practical tips to avoid falling prey to Cyber criminals. The end result was a room full of business owners armed with knowledge to protect themselves and their businesses. Not to mention one happy chappy who won a 42″ Plasma Screen TV, courtesy of Barclays client Richer Sounds!

We want to help as many people as possible to protect themselves from Cyber Fraud, and so below are our top useful links. Watch this space for information on forthcoming events!

Get Safe Online – offers expert practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobile device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.

Be Cyber Streetwise – is a cross Government campaign, funded by the National Cyber Security Programme to support the online safety behaviour and confidence of consumers and small businesses.

Cyber Essentials – is a new Government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber-threats.

London Digital Security Centre – LDSC aims to secure and protect London’s micro to medium size Businesses against cyber risks and threats.

Barclays – Protect yourself from fraud – advice to keep your account safe and steps you can take to improve the security of your business network or personal computer. This link also includes details about a free internet security software offer from Kaspersky, for all Barclays Online banking customers.

Barclays Fraud awareness videos – Barclays has produced a series of educational videos around fraud awareness and prevention.

Phishing: What is it and how does it affect me? – very useful guide from CERT-UK to help educate on the basics of phishing. Page 4 provides an example of what to look for.

Reporting Fraud and Cyber Crime
internetsecurity@barclays.co.uk – email address to report fraudulent emails.
Action Fraud – National Fraud and Cyber Crime reporting Centre: 0300 123 2040
Met police – FALCON – (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) A team of specialist detectives who protect people and businesses in London from complex cyber-crime and fraud.
Assistance and Advice: 020 7230 8129
Email: falcon@met.police.uk

Our next event – Cyber Fraud Awareness

January 20th 2016, 17.45pm @ Barclays Bank, 43 High Street, Sutton. Surrey.

Cyber fraud is one of the hottest topics around at the moment, with an increasing number of businesses falling prey to criminals. Experienced owners and staff are being tricked out of substantial sums through a variety of well-planned scams, that are becoming more and more sophisticated.

Supported by the Barclays Digital Eagles and members of the police force’s anti-fraud division, our free event will inform you about the different fraud scams happening all around us now, how to spot them, and, most importantly, how to prevent them.

This will be a very interactive session and you will come away armed with top tips to avoid becoming a victim of cyber fraud.

There will be the chance to raise any questions you may have with our speakers, and for an informal chat with any of our sponsors for more general business advice.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided to stave off any early evening cravings!

Please register for this event on our Eventbrite page.

This event is public in nature and so photographs and videos taken during the event may be used for promotional purposes, by the Sutton Business Initiative, its sponsors and other event partners.