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New technology brings new opportunities but with it comes risk. Make sure you know the threats, and how to protect against them. 

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Invoice Redirection Scam


Criminals are targeting businesses with a simple, but highly effective invoice scam.

All sectors of the economy have been targeted and it is essential that all of your employees know what to look out for to avoid becoming a victim.

Invoice redirection



Ransomware is a form of malicious software that gives criminals the ability to lock a computer from a remote location - then display a pop-up window informing the owner that it will not be unlocked until a sum of money is paid. We recommend you follow these simple steps to avoid ransomware.

  • Never click on links or attachments in suspicious emails or text messages.
  • Visit only websites you know to be reputable.
  • Ensure you have effective and updated antivirus software and firewall running before you go online.
  • Regularly back up all your data, including to a USB-connected device stored remotely from your computer. This is because some ransomware can also infect your cloud-based storage
More about ransomware
Add your signposting title here… Useful links

Action Fraud – the UK National Fraud and Cyber Crime reporting centre:

Metropolitan Police resource to help combat

Information to help protect small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from frauds and scams:

Comprehensive advice about Online security for SMEs:

UK Government initiative to help businesses take control of their cyber security:

Financial Fraud Action UK is responsible for leading the fight against financial fraud on behalf of the UK payments

CIFAS is the UK fraud prevention service. It is a not-for-profit membership association representing the private and public sectors:

Companies House services to help businesses prevent Corporate ID theft:

Royal Bank of Scotland Security Tips for your Business: How to create a strong password

How to create a strong password

Royal Bank of Scotland Security Tips for your Business: How to spot a phishing scam 

How to spot a phishing scam

Royal Bank of Scotland Security Tips for your Business: Keep your computer secure with Rapport 

Royal Bank Security Tips for your Business: Keep your computer secure with Rapport

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