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West Midlands ROCU takes cyber safe message on the road

News / March 03

The ROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit is hitting the road this week to spread the cyber safe message to people across the region.

The ROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit is hitting the road this week to spread the cyber safe message to people across the region.

DC Rich Footman and members of the Regional Cyber Crime Unit were joined by local PCSO Rob Morton at the Touchwood shopping centre in Solihull yesterday (March 2) to share security messages and help stop people from becoming a victim of online fraudsters.

The officers carried out password demonstrations and gave members of the public the opportunity to ‘test the strength’ of their own passwords.

DC Footman explained: “It’s imperative that people take their online security seriously and that starts with always using a strong password.

“Throughout this week we want to raise awareness of being safe online and engage with as many people as possible.

“We also want to make people of aware of common scams that operate online and have been reminding everyone about the need to install anti-virus software and keep it up-to-date.”

Throughout the day officers spoke to hundreds of people at the shopping centre and dished out around 500 leaflets containing top tips to stay safe online.

The ROCU Cyber Crime stand will be in The Potteries shopping centre in Stoke-on-Trent today (March 3) for anyone wanting help and advice.

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