Preventing COVID-19 related Cyber Fraud

The East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) have collated advice and guidance for businesses and the public to prevent you from being a victim of Cyber Fraud especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

We will continue to update this page as we work with the Cyber Protect & Prevent Officer for Nottinghamshire to ensure North Notts businesses have the most up to date advice as Criminals are turning to the internet to scam schools, businesses and individuals.

Click to read Nottinghamshire Police’s full news article on COVID-19 Scams. 

Useful Advice Sheets:

28th March 2020: Ransomware – Prevent downloading malicious software and ensure you back your data up. 

30th March 2020: Home and Mobile Working.

31th March 2020: Stop Fraud – Genuine or fake news? Speculation or legitimate advice?

1st April 2020: Advice to avoid Mandate fraud.

2nd April 2020: “How to keep in touch and stay safe online”.

18.05.2020: ‘Multi-Factor Authentication’ (MFA)

19.05.2020: ‘Keep Devices Up To Date’

20th May 2020: ‘Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

22nd May 2020: ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’

COVID-19 Scam Alerts

Reporting is CRUCIAL. If you think you’ve been a victim of fraud report this to Action Fraud
either online at or by calling 0300 123 2040.