Businesses asked to fill in survey on online fraud

Business owners are being called upon to tell the police about their experiences of cybercrime, thanks to a new survey available across the region.

Wednesday, 20th September 2017, 16:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 10:38 am
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More than 50 per cent of crime is conducted online. To help combat this, the North East’s three Police and Crime Commissioners are working very closely with the Institute of Directors and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to ask business owners about how they protect themselves from online fraud.

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Chairman of the North East branch of the Institute of Directors, Dr Joanna Berry, said “It’s extremely important that local businesses understand the dangers of cybercrime, and take steps to avoid it.”

Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird, added: “This survey only takes few minutes to complete. It will make a real difference in helping the police to understand how best we can work with businesses, and it will also tell us what advice businesses need to protect themselves further.”

The deadline for survey returns is September 29. Businesses can access the survey at: http://www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/Document-Library/NE-Cybercrime-Survey.docx.