Christchurch gets safe online - internet security advice
By NewsPipe | Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 12:55
It's Get Safe Online Week, and Dorset Police are supporting the drive to raise awareness of internet-related financial crime - including online fraud and phishing scams.
How's your web security, Christchurch?
Earlier this year, the Dorset Community Safety Survey revealed that 56% of respondent are very or highly worried about financial crime, and 54% are very or fairly worried about internet related financial crime.
There were 91 internet related fraud and forgery offence in Dorset between 1st April 2011 and 31st March 2012.
If you think you might be at risk, or would like to get some tips about being safer online, particularly with online banking or spotting scams, then visit www.getsafeonline.org. You can also follow @dorsetpolice on Twitter who are dishing out tips all week.
There are also plenty of computer specialist shops in our local area who would be happy to advise you on security software and setting up your computer.
Try one of these...
44 Walcott Avenue, Christchurch
9a Saulfland Place, Highcliffe-on-sea
2-3 Fairmile Parade, Christchurch
5 Beacon Drive
Or try our directory for more local services.