Fraud and cybercrime

CybercrimeCybercrime is one of the fastest growing criminal activities across the world and covers a huge range of illegal activity including financial scams, computer hacking, downloading child pornography and extreme pornographic images from the internet, virus attacks, stalking, harassment and more.

It is defined as 'offences that are committed against individuals, or groups of individuals, with a criminal motive to intentionally harm the reputation of the victim, or cause physical or mental harm to the victim, directly or indirectly, using modern telecommunication networks such as the internet, chat rooms, emails, notice boards, groups, social media platforms and mobile phones'.

A significant proportion of cyber offences can be avoided if victims have the correct level of protection on their devices, as well as the knowledge of how to protect themselves.

As part of our promise to keep the public of Cambridgeshire safe, we've launched a campaign which focuses solely on tackling cybercrime. Hopefully you'll find lots of useful information in this section of our website - don't forget to visit the 'who can help' page under this section as there are many other agencies and websites that can help too.

We worked with students from Peterborough Regional College to produce this short film about cyber bullying.

The film contains a scenario, thought of and acted out by the students, and one-to-one interviews with them sharing their views and personal experiences.

The aim of creating the video is to demonstrate to young people the risks around sharing personal images online and the effects cyber bullying can have on individuals.

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