Exmouth & District

Keeping safe

Useful information about scams other problems that you may encounter and how to report these is available from the national Action Fraud website at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ (and see especially https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/individual-protection). There is a good booklet called “The Little Book of Big Scams” published by Devon & Cornwall Police which you can read or download at https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/your-money/fraud/little-big-book-of-scams/. Trading Standards South West have also published a useful Scamwise booklet on this at https://www.tssw.org.uk/consumers/scamwise-2.

We have also covered this in some guidance published in an article called “Think before you click – safe computing for U3Aers” – on our own U3A website at https://u3asites.org.uk/files/e/exmouth/docs/securityarticlefinal.pdf. Also if you are having problems receiving emails, we have posted some guidance which may help in learning how to deal with this, and it’s on our Exmouth U3A website at https://u3asites.org.uk/files/e/exmouth/docs/receivingemailsfromu3a170319.pdf.

Exmouth & District U3A held an excellent half-day event on Cybercrime Awareness, and there is an excellent four page report summarising what was said on pages 4 to 7 of the March newsletter – currently at https://u3asites.org.uk/files/e/exmouth/docs/exmouthu3amarch2020newsletter.pdf