The prevalence of online fraud in the UK has spiked during recent years as people have relied more on online shopping and digital banking, resulting in a 6.5% growth in the number of scams reported and a 16.7% increase in money lost from July 2019 to June 2020.  

Cybercriminals have taken advantage of our changing habits, putting at risk those most vulnerable to falling victim. Neither businesses nor consumers are immune to fraud attempts. According to ScamAdviser’s 2021 report on the Global State of Scams, the most reported fraud types included cheque, plastic card, and bank account; online shopping and auctions fraud; as well as application fraud.  

As a global cybersecurity leader, Netsweeper has partnered with ScamAdviser, a company that offers free online tools that enables users to determine if a website is at risk for fraudulent activity. With this additional protection, families, along with education, government and business industries will be safeguarded against online scams and fraudulent websites.  

Cybercrimes in general are difficult to combat. And with scams getting more sophisticated each year, it’s important now more than ever to protect yourself as an individual or business from malicious threats. With Netsweeper’s advanced countrywide filtering we are able to manage online access and usage to protect users from harmful web threats. For more information on online scams and what is been done to combat them, download our report or book a demo with one of our solution experts to see how Netsweeper can help you.     

Submitted by: Natasha Pande