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Too good to be true

Campaign launched: 28 May 2015

To coincide with the launch of the new Cyber-Crime Unit, Norfolk and Suffolk Police have released a series of short films to warn the public about the dangers of on-line fraud and how to prevent it.

The films #TooGoodToBeTrue show three scenarios involving investment fraud, lottery fraud and online shopping fraud and send out a clear message, that if an offer looks too good to be true, it probably is.

D/Supt Steve Mattin from the Norfolk and Suffolk Cyber and Serious Crime Directorate said: "The launch of the new Cyber-Crime Unit ensures that officers from Norfolk and Suffolk are committed to identifying these types of crime and taking positive steps to disrupt online criminals and fraudsters.

"Just as importantly, the launch of the video will ensure that people living in Norfolk and Suffolk are aware of the dangers out there in cyber space. Anyone can become a victim of on-line fraud, regardless of age, gender, profession or background.

"By raising awareness of online fraud and the many forms it takes it will be much more difficult for criminals to gain access to our personal details or money.”

You wouldn’t hand your money to a complete stranger in the street, so why do it online?

 

"You are a winner"

Being told you've won the lottery? Is this the answer to your dreams, how are you going to spend the cash? Think again before clicking yes to accepting that news that's too good to be true.

 

"Invest in me"

Looking for an investment opportunity? Like to take risks... think again before clicking yes to that offer that's too good to be true.

 

"Best deals around"

Looking to buy something online? There's some good deals available... but think again before clicking yes to that offer that's too good to be true.