Landmark cybercrime survey launched

Neighbourhood Watch has launched a landmark new survey to understand the impact of cybercrime on communities across England and Wales.

Traditionally Neighbourhood Watch has been focused on keeping people safe in the places they live but with the advent of new technology, it’s clear people can be at their most vulnerable when they occupy online spaces.

Action Fraud, the national fraud and cybercrime reporting centre run by the City of London Police, revealed that last year cybercrime victims lost £28m to online criminals. It reports more than 12,000 cases of cybercrime every six months.

With the threat from online criminals only ever increasing, it is essential we understand the impact this type of crime has on members as well as their understanding and perception of cybercrime.

The survey, designed in conjunction with cybersecurity company Avast, takes just 10 minutes to complete with one lucky responder in with a chance to win £50 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers.

Avast are also sponsoring the London event of the Neighbourhood Watch Network summer seminar series which takes place on 9 August.

The survey can be completed below or alternatively via the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/nw_cybercrime

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