Last year, more than 4.5 million cybercrimes were committed in England and Wales according to estimates by the Office of National Statistics. This worrying and growing trend has been identified by Neighbourhood Watch as an area where members of the public could be receiving more education, help and support.

That’s why we’ve teamed up with online security experts Avast to launch a campaign, called Cyberhood Watch, to ensure the public receive the protection they require. To aid our campaign we need case studies of members who have fallen victim to online criminals.

We appreciate it can be a sensitive matter, but Neighbourhood Watch is keen for those who have suffered at the hands of predatory cybercriminals to share their stories. By raising awareness you’ll be helping to prevent the same thing happening to others. If you have experienced cybercrime and would consider speaking about it publicly, please fill in the form below and tell us your story. If you wish to remain anonymous, this is also not a problem.