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Jersey Consumer Council

Tag: cyber-safety

The 12 Online Frauds of Christmas

November 16, 2015 Scams No Comments
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The 12 Online Frauds of Christmas

In the countdown to Christmas lots of Islanders will be going online to buy presents for friends and family, search for holidays, book tickets for a big gig or send an electronic Christmas card.

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It’s Time to Spring Clean your Internet Connected Devices…

November 13, 2015 Telecommunications No Comments
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It’s time to spring clean your internet connected devices…

Jersey Police, Airtel-Vodafone, Sure, JT & Digital Jersey endorse the ‘Get Safe Online’ campaign for us all to spring clean our computers, laptops, tablets & phones, to help prevent you from becoming a victim of cybercrime.

This follows recent research revealing over half of Brits have experienced an online crime – it seems that people are not taking the necessary precautions to protect their technology. Just one in four puts security software on their mobiles or tablets (26% and 25% respectively), putting them at a significantly higher risk of spyware, spam, viruses and fraud.

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What is the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum?

November 12, 2015 Scams No Comments
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What is the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum

The Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum will seek to develop a coordinated and strategic approach to the protection of the Island’s general public from investment frauds and scams between the agencies concerned. J

A number of local agencies have joined forces to help protect islanders from fraud and scams. The launch will initiate the first of many campaigns to highlight and raise awareness of the dangers of fraud in particular phone and mail scams.

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Protecting your Personal Data

November 12, 2015 Scams No Comments
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Protecting your Personal Data

Do you really know what you’re doing?

In this fast moving and sometimes expensive world in which we live, it is no surprise that we do whatever we can to make life easier, more efficient and more cost effective for ourselves. We subscribe to online newspapers and magazines so we don’t have to take a trip down the road in the rain to buy one off the shelf. We fill our wallets with loyalty cards because ‘points make prizes’ (or savings on our weekly shop at least).

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True Call

November 10, 2015 Scams, Top tips No Comments
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True Call

Do you get annoyed when you fill in a form and have to enter your phone number even when you know that the company doesn’t really need it?

Your privacy is valuable – protect your phone number with trueCall38! – suggested by Which Consumer Group.

What are they going to do with it? Who will they give it to?
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Top Tips for Avoiding Scams

October 23, 2015 Scams, Top tips No Comments
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Dealing with Scams

Top tips for dealing with SCAMS

  1. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
  2. It you haven’t bought a ticket – you can’t win it.
  3. You shouldn’t have to pay anything to get a prize.
  4. If in doubt, don’t reply. Bin it, delete it or hang up.
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Think Before You Post

October 23, 2015 Telecommunications No Comments
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Be-Safe top tips: Think before you post! Beat Cyberbullying!

Parents and youngsters are advised to regularly talk to each other parents about their youngster’s digital and online experiences. This should include experiences on all devices such as phones, texts, apps and game consoles. Encourage youngsters to talk to either parents and/or teachers about any bullying that may encounter online, and to avoid retaliation, keeping any evidence of the conversations or posts. Remembering to always keep passwords private.

The ‘Postcard Test’ is a useful example to use – youngsters are encouraged to think before they post and assess their messages, deciding whether they would be happy for anyone to read it, like an open postcard… if not… they don’t post the message!

Youngsters are in control of their digital footprint and ultimately they are responsible for pressing that send button

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Scambusting Help

October 23, 2015 Scams No Comments
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SCAMBUSTING HELP

NO SHAME

Worried that you’ve been scammed or even tempted to share your information?

DO NOT be ashamed or embarrassed. Scammers are so clever now a days that everyone is at risk. Report the scam or ‘possible’ scam to help try to stop the scammers.

MANY DISGUISES

There are hundreds of scams – fake lotteries and prize draws, get-rich-quick schemes, bogus health cures, investment scams, clairvoyants and psychics, on-line dating, career opportunities, work from home schemes and the list goes on….

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