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Commissioner launches campaign to prevent people falling victim to cyber criminals

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has today launched a new campaign ahead of Get Safe Online Week, to help people understand the risks posed by cyber criminals. With online crime one of the biggest challenges facing policing, ‘Be Cyber Wise’ highlights some of the main threats faced by individuals and organisations online using the strapline – Cyber scammers don’t […]

19 October, 2018

Don’t get less than you bargain for this Cyber Monday

  Online shoppers across Lancashire are being warned to ‘think before they click’ as Cyber Monday continues one of the busiest weekends for online shopping. Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, who is the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s portfolio lead  on fraud and cybercrime, has warned online shoppers about the dangers of buying safely online. In recent […]

27 November, 2017

Commissioner attends launch of cyber crime awareness scheme

On 7 September 2017 the Commissioner attended the first training session for Lancashire Constabulary’s volunteer cyber crime awareness scheme. The scheme, run in partnership with the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership, will see volunteers with experience in computing and cyber security going into the community and is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. As part of their […]

8 September, 2017

Preventing online fraud is key as World Elder Abuse Day focuses on financial exploitation

As we increasingly live our lives through the internet – shopping, banking and socialising online – crime, especially fraud is a growing concern. We know that when it comes to these offences the criminals will relentlessly target the most vulnerable in our society, especially older people. Research for the United Nations released as part of today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness […]

15 June, 2017

Commissioner urges Government to do more to keep children safe from harm amid rising sex crime figures

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has today written to the new Home Secretary Amber Rudd, urging her to tackle child sex abuse as new figures reveal a huge increase in sex crimes reported across the country. It comes as Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures revealed sex crimes have risen by 21% nationwide and by 33% in Lancashire […]

21 July, 2016
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