Ruth Edwards MP has launched a Cyber Awareness Campaign to keep people safe online. Since the Covid-19 crisis started in the UK, our country has become one of the most targeted for Coronavirus scams and many people have fell victim to scammers and fraudsters. Action Fraud currently report that 2,000 people have already lost over £4,600,000 from Covid-19 scams already.
As a former employee of BT’s Cyber Security Team, Ruth will be sharing some useful tips throughout the month of June and will be posting easy ways to stay safe in an increasingly digital world. The themes for each week will focus on protecting yourself, protecting your children and protecting your business.
All of the content will be shared across Ruth’s social media platforms on Facebook (fb.com/RuthEdwardsForRushcliffe) and Twitter (@RuthEdwardsMP) so that it can be easily shared between friends and family.
On launching the campaign Ruth Edwards commented:
“During the Covid-19 pandemic we have seen more people using online applications and tools to stay in touch with friends and family, as well as to shop and get essential supplies.
I wanted to use my background in cyber security to make sure that although we are more accessible online than ever before, we do not have to be more vulnerable to criminals.
Throughout this month I will be highlighting some easy, low-cost tips that will help protect yourself, protect your children and protect your business from online scammers.
It is important that during this crisis we do not let our guard down to people who would pray on our good nature and fears in order to take money or obtain sensitive information.”