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Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Whittlesey and District Neighbourhood Watch

Supporting Safer Communities

Secure Email Accounts

Email accounts contain more than just your emails.

Email accounts contain a wealth of sensitive information. Criminals can use your email to reset passwords or obtain personal and financial information, such as your bank details, full address or DOB, leaving you vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.

Secure your email account with two simple steps…

Use a strong, separate password  

Enable two-factor authentication

Online Scams Increased

After terrorist attacks, natural disasters or political unrest scammers will often increase their activities. 

Their attacks come in three main ways:

  • messages asking for help using emails, text messages or social media posts which seem to be from the victims or their families.
  • fake official emails, text messages, social media posts and phone calls claiming to represent charitable organisations.
  • providing links to traumatic or sensational footage or images connected to the incident which lead to the automatic download of spyware, ransomware or other malware.
Safeguard yourself by following this advice:
  • Do not click on links in unexpected / unsolicited emails, social media posts, instant messages, or texts.
  • Do not click on attachments in unexpected / unsolicited emails.
  • If you get a phone call asaking for donations after an inciden,t regard it as fraudulent and put the phone down.

If you become the victim of a scam, contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or at 

Children's Online Safety

The NSPCC has an excellent four step plan to help children stay safe online. The steps are formed from the idea of families working as a TEAM

The steps are: 

  • Talk About staying safe online
  • Explore their online world together
  • Agree  rules about what's ok and what's not.
  • Manage your family's settings and controls

To visit the NSPCC Share Aware site click here

To visit the NSPCC Online Safety Site for more advice on keeping children safe online click here

To visit the NSPCC guide to the social networks children use click here