Police warn over cyber criminials

Online fraud
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Police have issued warnings about online criminals in a two-week campaign to help prevent cyber crime.

Lancashire Police teamed up with Action Fraud UK to help spread awareness about online fraud.

Simple changes to online browsing habits, such as keeping an anti-virus programme active, changing passwords regularly, and avoiding strangers on social media can make all the difference in preventing internet fraud.

People are also encouraged to be careful about dating websites and to never give out money or bank account details to people they meet on the internet, as dating websites rarely background-check their users, and frauds often see people looking for love online as easy targets.