Free Virtual Winter Fraud Events

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) and the Humberside Police Cyber Crime team and the Economic Crime Unit, have launched their Winter Fraud Events this week as part of International Fraud Awareness Week 2020. They will be hosting a series of workshops focused on:

– Fraud and Cyber Awareness
– Understanding Your Digital Footprint, Social Engineering and Staying Safe Online
– Keeping Young People Safe Online

These workshops will have a focus on the next few upcoming seasonal events, starting with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The first workshop will take place this Friday at 7pm, and anyone is welcome to attend. You can find out more about this workshop and book a place online here.

The session will then be followed by a workshop looking at keeping young people safe online and will take place on Thursday 26 November at 7pm, full details can be found here.  

To find out more about this campaign, and book onto some of the other workshops, you can access the full schedule here.

If you operate a business or community based organisation, and would like to support this campaign, you can make a pledge on the website.

If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud, report it to Action Fraud online at or by calling 0300 123 2040. The FraudWatch website also details how you can gain support locally, visit

The campaign has been funded by the East Riding Crime Reduction Fund administered by Two
Ridings Community Foundation and the Safer Hull Community Crime Reduction Fund. The Crime Reduction Funds are provided by the Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.

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