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September 10, 2017
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Common scams and frauds

Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person. When you are online, you should take steps to protect yourself, and be aware of the risks.

  • Cyber bullying and harassment

Everyday, there are hundreds of millions of messages and posts sent on social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Many of these messages and posts can be considered offensive, but do they amount to a criminal offence?

  • Internet safety

As with anything in life, take some basic precautions to protect yourself when you use the internet - whether you're buying or selling online, or simply browsing.

  • Device security

If you use your mobile device to get on line, you need to make sure it is secure. It probably contains a wide range of personal information along with instant access to Facebook, online banking and much more.

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