Seasonal good advice from Police

Dear Ward Member,

Christmas shopping on-line?  Follow our tips for a safer experience.

Software updates – Make sure you’ve installed the latest software & App updates.  Criminals use weaknesses in software to attack your devices and steal information such as your payment details.

Email accounts – Use a strong, separate password for your email account.  Criminals can use your email to access other online accounts such as those you use for online shopping.

Phishing – Don’t click on a link in an unexpected email or text.  The volume of online shopping related phishing emails increases significantly during the holiday period.  Remember, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Payment methods – Don’t pay for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person.  Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud.

For more information on how to stay secure online, visit

Kind Regards

Sue Kennedy PCSO 7208 PY
North East Police Team | Bromley Police | Team D
Dedicated Ward Officer for Mottingham
A: Room 3.01 Bromley Police Station, High St, Bromley, BR1 1ER
T: 0208 721 2889

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