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Security & Privacy

Cybercrime or computer fraud is the fastest growning crime in Wiltshire.  Following a presentation to the village on 23 April 2018 on cybercrime by Tim Wilton from the Bobby Van Trust, Tim has forwarded contact details and links to certain secure websites which give advice and additional information on the prevention of computer fraud.  The following are two links to Get Safe Online, which is a public/private sector partnership supported by HM Government and leading organisations in banking, retail, internet security and other sectors, which provides particularly good and useful information on keeping you and your computer safe.


Berwick St James Parish Computer Security

This information and advice has been provided by the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust (WBVT).  The Trust works in partnership with the Wiltshire Police to provide a home security service for elderly, vulnerable and disadvantaged people throughout Wiltshire. The charity funds the operation of two Bobby vans that provide mobile workshops for Bobby operators. Their team of Stay Safe Online Volunteers also offer advice on keeping safe online. For our latest news check the Blog section of our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

Devizes Police Station

New Park Street


Wiltshire  SN10 1DZ


Email: [email protected]

Tel:      01380 861191

Guides to On-Line Safety

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Get Safe Online:

A definitive guide to staying safe on line

Take Five:

Aimed at stopping fraud

Friends Against Scams:

Run by Trading Standards

Action Fraud

Run by City of London Police, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre. 

Phishing emails should be forwarded, ideally as an attachment, to[email protected]

Community Messaging:

Enables you to sign up to a service which will email you conventional crimes in a geographic area in which you have an interest plus select to get details of the latest cyberscams from Action

Met Police Book of Scams:

Met Police Little Book of Cyberscams:

Data Breaches:

Allows you to search across multiple data breaches to see if your email address has been compromised.