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Crime Prevention Information


The list below provides guidance or information relating to the prevention of crime.


It is hoped that the information contained within will assist the public in deterring certain elements of crime by taking proactive action through the adoption of the preventative tactics discussed within the content.

Please note that a number of these publications are from other police, government or criminal justice partner organisations who can be contacted directly for further information.





Providing Cyber Security Advice for Businesses and the Public


cybercrimeThe campaign is being delivered with the private sector, building on the work of GetSafeOnline.org, and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and campaigns from the National Fraud Authority, such as The devil’s in your details. The 10 Steps to Cyber Security booklet provides clear and concise advice on how to safeguard a company’s most valuable assets, such as personal data, online services and intellectual property. The guidance provides joint advice from GCHQ, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Security Services to help businesses identify security risks and put in place operational procedures to minimise the risks. Tailored guidance for small businesses has also been published.More information about cyber crime and internet fraud can be found on the Cleveland Police website.



Online Fraud


12-frauds-of-xmasDuring the festive period in 2014, Cleveland Police ran the
‘12 Online Frauds of Christmas’ campaign to protect thousands of people in our communities from falling victim to cyber-fraudsters.

During the year, 74% of all adults nationwide have bought goods or services online, and in December around 50% of UK citizens were expected to use the internet to buy more than half of their Christmas presents.

The sad reality is there are tens of thousands of people across the UK whose Christmas would be damaged, and in some cases destroyed, after finding out they had fallen foul of heartless criminals who specialise in tricking internet users with the promise of great online deals and big cash savings.

The campaign focussed on the following: Online shopping fraud, Christmas e-cards, Auction fraud, Holiday fraud, Loan and investment scams, Ticketing fraud, Donating to charity, Mobile malware/malicious apps, Money transfers, Social media scams, Dating/romance scam and Mobile payments.

Click here to download the leaflet "The 12 Online Frauds of Christmas 2014" (Adobe PDF Document, 1.9MB)



Revenge Porn


Revenge-PornRevenge Porn is the sharing of private, sexual materials, either photos or videos, of another person without their consent and with the purpose of causing embarrassment or distress. The images are sometimes accompanied by personal information about the subject, including their full name, address and links to their social media profiles.


Click here to download the Revenge Porn Factsheet (Adobe PDF, 337KB)





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