Hertfordshire Constabulary is offering residents a free cybercrime advice session at Hoddesdon library.
The event, organised and delivered by specialist Cyber Protect officers from our Serious Fraud and Cyber Unit, is scheduled for Tuesday 5 December and will run between 10.45am-4pm. These drop-in sessions are free and provide practical tips for avoiding the most common types of cybercrime.
Talks will be delivered by Trading Standards officers, the Hertfordshire Beacon Victim Care team and Cyber Protect officers. Tea and biscuits are also provided free of charge.
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 crime prevention advice, to help you avoid common scams and recognise new ones.”