Cyber crime victims urged to help Neighbourhood Watch understand the impact

Last year crooks used the internet to swindle £28m out of helpless victims. If you were one of them, Neighbourhood Watch is asking you to take part in a new cyber crime survey.

Launched today, the initiative aims to help Neighbourhood Watch protect people online.

It says, while it has traditionally focused on protecting people in physical environments, virtual spaces are where people can be at their most vulnerable.

The cyber crime survey has been launched at a time when Action Fraud is dealing with 12,000 new cases of cyber crime every month.

Those taking stand a chance of winning £50 worth of  M&S vouchers

A spokesperson for Neighbourhood Watch said: “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 and one lucky responder will be in with a chance to win £50 worth of Marks and Spencer vouchers.”

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

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