Hertfordshire Constabulary is offering residents free cybercrime advice sessions at libraries around the county over the next few months.
Organised and delivered by specialist Cyber Protect officers from our Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit, the sessions will be providing practical tips for avoiding the most common types of cybercrimes.
At these free of charge, drop in events, there will also be talks given by Trading Standards, Crime Reduction, Neighbourhood Watch Liaison and Cyber Protect officers. Victim support service Herts Beacon will also be in attendance.
The next event is scheduled for Friday 10 February at Oxhey library and will run between 10.45am-4.45pm.
Detective Inspector Pete Hankins, from Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit said: “There is a growing threat from cybercrime, which has been increasing across the country over recent years. Criminals often prey on the elderly and vulnerable, many of whom may not have the means to access advice online, therefore we have organised these sessions to support residents who would rather talk to crime prevention experts in person.
“These sessions are completely free and you can drop in anytime between the times advertised. Our cybercrime experts will be able to give you practical advice on crime prevention, to help you avoid common scams and recognise new ones.”