Online scams and fraud covers a variety of incidents – including online banking, auction websites, and identity theft and online shopping to name just a few.
An email may be disguised to appear to be from your bank or other company in order to trick you into revealing personal details. You may be asked to click on a link which takes you to a fake website where you will be prompted to enter your details.
It is often very easy for some people to forget that they are not dealing face to face with someone and believe what they see to be true, without reservation, or the sort of caution you might apply in dealing with someone face to face.
Action Fraud have produced some very useful steps which you can take in order to prevent yourself becoming a victim of fraud or cyber crime. You can view these on their website.
You can also find out more about online fraud on the Humberside police website here: https://www.humberside.police.uk/online-fraud.