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Home working and coronavirus scam emails

Published: 24 March 2020

The new guidance from NCSC includes:
 recommended steps to take if your organisation is introducing (or scaling up the
amount of) home working
 tips on how individuals can spot the typical signs of phishing emails

Cybercriminals are always looking for opportunities to develop different ways to exploit the
general public for their own gain and these phishing emails are designed to trick people into
clicking on bad links that will take users to dodgy websites which will then download
malicious software of steal data including passwords.
To read this new NCSC guidance please visit www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/home-working and
remember, if you are the victim of a cyber-attack please report it to Police Scotland by
calling 101.

This alert was sent out for your information by Police Scotland Safer Communities
Cybercrime Prevention Unit - SCDCyberPreventionNorth@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
All information was correct at time of distribution

If you are concerned about someone’s welfare, please tell someone who can help.

These are the phone numbers:

Duty Social Work (for Children)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744420

Duty Social Work (for Adults)
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:
01595 744468

Outside office hours:
01595 695611

Police: 101

Children’s Reporter:
0131 244 3780