What Parents Need to Know About Phone Scams

Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Phone Scams‘ below.

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What are Phone Scams?

In a three-month period during 2021, no fewer than 45 million people in the UK experienced a suspicious attempt at being contacted via their mobile. Phone scams are a common form of cyber-attack where fraudsters engage directly with their intended victim through their smartphone. As our phones carry so many sensitive (and therefore potentially valuable) details about us, it’s vital that trusted adults are alert to the tactics that scammers use to get access to user accounts, personal data and private information for financial gain.

In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as sim hacking, smishing and impersonation.

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