The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has immeasurably changed our day-to-day lives, and we are spending more time at home, and as a consequence, utilising the internet to access work and communicate with the outside world.

Unfortunately, criminals will take every opportunity to take advantage of recent events to scam business and innocent people, by tricking
people to part with their money, personal information, or to buy goods or services that don’t exist.

In light of this, the government has put together simple steps to take to protect yourself and your business against cyber crime and fraud. Read information on how to stop, challenge, and protect yourself against cyber fraud on the GOV.UK website.

The National Cyber Security Centre website contains advice to keep your business secure for self employed and sole traders, small and medium-seized companies, and large organisations. Visit the National Cyber Security Centre website to find out more.

If you believe you have been scammed, defrauded, or experienced cyber crime, please call the UK’s national reporting centre for online fraud, Action Fraud, on 0300 123 2040 or visit their website.

Find out more information and advice on the GOV.UK website.

For further information please contact the Worcestershire Business Central team on 01905 677 888 or email

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