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Joint Fraud and Cyber Prevention Fair – Oxford

News   •   Mar 12, 2019 16:58 GMT

Thames Valley Police and Oxford Brookes University have joined forces to run an event to educate students and members of the public on the risks of fraud and cyber-crime.

Approximately 80% of fraud and cyber-fraud is preventable if basic security steps and precautions are taken. Therefore this event has been organised to support members of the public in being able to take these steps to protect themselves.

The event will take place on Wednesday 20 March from 11am – 3pm in the Main Forum of the John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus on Gipsy Lane.

Experts in fraud prevention will be in attendance to offer face to face advice and practical measures you can take to help minimise your risk of becoming a victim of fraud.

Learn how to identify certain types of credit or debit card fraud, develop your knowledge of how to protect your digital technology or receive advice about recognising loan sharks.

There will be live scam demonstrations, stalls and presentations from industry professionals.

Tickets and booking are not required, so please feel free to just turn up.

Presentations in the John Henry Lecture Theatre:

  • 12.15pm – 12.45pm – Friends Against Scams, Trading Standards
  • 12.45pm – 1.15pm – Take Five to Stop Fraud, Tony Blake, Dedicated Card & Payment Unit
  • 1.15pm – 1.45pm – Safeguarding the Vulnerable Against Fraud, Detective Inspector Duncan Wynn, Thames Valley Police

For more information, please visit the Oxford Brookes University events page.

Notes to Editors

Media are welcome to attend the event