Public urged to flag coronavirus related email scams.

A 'Cyber Aware' campaign and other services have been launched to combat cyber security threats.

Due to concern that criminals could look to capitalise on increased use of Internet devices, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, has launched ‘Cyber Aware’ campaign promoting behaviours to mitigate threats. It has a world-leading scam reporting service for people to flag suspicious emails for the NCSC to assess and take down malicious content.

The pioneering ‘Suspicious Email Reporting Service’ will make it easy for people to forward suspicious emails to the NCSC – including those claiming to offer services related to coronavirus.

This will build on the organisation’s existing takedown services, which have already removed more than 2,000 online scams related to coronavirus in the last month.

Have you spotted a suspicious email?

If you have received an email which you’re not quite sure about, forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS):

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The message might be from a company you don’t normally receive communications from, or someone you do not know. You may just have a hunch. If you are suspicious, you should report it.

Your report of a phishing email will help us to act quickly, protecting many more people from being affected.