Suspicious email reporting service from NCSC
People are being urged to report coronavirus scam emails to the government as part of a new campaign.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) says criminals are increasingly using the COVID-19 outbreak as a way to scam people.
It comes after a recent survey by TSB suggested that 42% of people believe they have been targeted by a scam email during the virus pandemic.
A Cyber Aware campaign has been launched offering advice and tips on how to protect passwords, accounts and devices: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/home
A "suspicious email reporting service" will also allow people to forward possible scam emails to the centre for analysis.
Emails can be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org and the NCSC's automated programme will test the validity of any links and further action could be taken against the fraudsters.
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 13:11 by Parish Office