Be alert to vaccine fraud

We’re supporting a campaign by the Government Counter Fraud Profession and NHS Counter Fraud Authority to combat so-called vaccine fraud.

Covid-19 vaccination programmes have opened up new opportunities for fraudsters. People have received text messages and phone calls appearing to come from the NHS, letting them know they’re eligible for the vaccine.

Beware of scammers: NHS fraud poster on Covid 19 vaccine fraud - click to open PDF

Phishing and its risks - cyber security month

This Cyber Security Awareness Month, we're looking into some key cyber risks affecting local government in 2020.

What is phishing?

Phishing is when cybercriminals attempt to trick you into giving away information. This usually occurs via email but can also be received on a text message, by phone, letter, or through social media. The information they ask for might let them gain access to bank accounts, install malware, or steal data.

Veritau to launch Cyber Security Awareness Week

Veritau will shortly be launching its Cyber Security Awareness Week. The campaign will highlight the risks and challenges organisations face in the digital age. With several high profile cyber incidents in the news recently we all need to be alert to the risks we face.

The fraud team have been working with our Communications Officer to prepare messages and infographics for the week. Cyber Security Awareness Week will be from 9 - 13 September.

Cyber Security Awareness Week

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