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5 Covid-19 Scams That Worked in 2020

As working, shopping and banking online have become more essential to those who might not be digitally-savvy, scammers have been taking advantage of this naivety. In 2020, the Crown Prosecution Service released a stark warning to the public regarding Covid-19 related scams, but the rise has been beyond expectations. Fraudsters are smart; here are just…
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What is a Polygraph?

And why I won’t use one Polygraphs, or lie detectors as they are more commonly known, are a staple in any spy movie or detective TV show. They even form a large part of ‘reality’ daytime tv, appearing regularly on programmes like The Jeremy Kyle Show (now axed) and similar talk shows. It makes some…
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How to Spot a Catfish

Although fairly commonplace online, the term ‘Catfish’ or ‘Catfishing’ has actually only been around for the past ten years. It originates from the same-named film and subsequent MTV docu-series, following the stories of people who meet online and form deep, meaningful connections, only to find that the other party isn’t who they are claiming to…
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Business Safety During Covid-19

2020 has made us all rethink our working lives and the way we conduct our business day to day. Whole industries have needed to adapt dramatically, including redesigning workspaces, optimising their online presence/revenue and, perhaps most notably, enabling staff to work from home. And all these things require investment, such as new equipment and software,…
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Volunteer Services and Your Safety

The world we live in has changed a lot in the past months. While we have been physically distant, communities have come together to help their most vulnerable, celebrating the fact that we are all in this together even when we are apart. From community Facebook groups to national services, it has been humbling to…
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Coronavirus: The Digital Threat

At this point you are probably a little sick of (read: absolutely at your wits end with) reading about Covid-19. But while we are all stuck indoors, protecting the people and establishments we care about, it is important that we also remember to protect ourselves against the threats inside our own homes. It is a…
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Shopping Scams

Oh the weather outside it frightful Online shopping is so delightful And that’s when your guard is low Scammers know, scammers know, scammers know. Buying gifts for loved ones during the holiday season can be a huge source of anxiety and stress for many of us, particularly focusing on stretching finances and finding the time…
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Safeguarding Children: Childminders

When you make the decision to trust your children with a someone else, it is obviously not a choice you should make lightly. Choosing the right childminder can be a minefield if you do not know what to look out for and whoever you decide to go with, for whatever reason, should exceed a minimum…
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Hidden Assets in Divorce Settlements

Even the most amicable divorce can be messy and complicated. In the main, it isn’t a particularly pleasant topic to talk about, but with 101,669 divorces processed in 2017, it is unfortunately a common discussion point among my profession. The Office of National Statistics reports that unreasonable behaviour was the most common reason for heterosexual…
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Elite Dating Sites – How to Stay Safe

The phrase ‘have it all’ can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For some it’s being able to afford trips abroad, seeing the world. For others it is being at the top of your career. Others still feel it’s owning your own home and filling it with all the…
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