Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA)
ISPA is the UK’s trade association for providers of Internet services. To find out more about ISPA please visit their website at www.ispa.org.uk.
Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
CEOP is a UK body formed from the Virtual Global Taskforce working with government, Law Enforcement and industry to tackle online child abuse. CEOP can provide advice on many aspects of internet use that may be susceptible to abuse, including chat rooms, blogs and mobile gaming. It also provides an avenue for reporting abuse or potential abuse online.
The UK’s Fraud Prevention Service created by the major lenders in the consumer credit industry has a wealth of information on financial fraud and identity theft, including Internet Fraud.
Fax Preference Service
This service operates in the same way as the telephone preference service, but allows you to register fax numbers you wish to be removed from sales and marketing calls lists.
Get Safe Online
Get Safe Online will help to protect you against internet threats. The initiative is sponsored by government and businesses working together to provide trustworthy and independent advice and information.
The Home Office Identity Fraud Steering Committee promote awareness of ID theft risks and how to avoid becoming a victim of one of the fastest growing crimes in the UK.
Internet Watch Foundation
The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) – is the only authorised organisation in the UK which provides an internet ‘hotline’ for the public to report their exposure to illegal content online, and also aims to minimise the availability of potentially illegal content.
Metropolitan Police Fraud Alert
If you have been a victim of an attempted internet fraud, The Metropolitan Police Fraud Alert website contains lots of useful information on recognising common scams and criminal activity.
Ofcom provides lots of advice for consumers about your phone service, and has specific sections of advice for nuisance and malicious calls.
If you wish to report a crime or non-emergency incident to the Police you can now submit a report online using the Police.uk website which is managed by the Police Information Technology Organisation, on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). For emergencies, you should always dial 999.
Telephone Preference Service
If you do not wish to receive unsolicited sales and marketing telephone calls you should register with The Telephone Preference Service (TPS). This is a free service. If you register it may take 28 days for the service to take effect, but after that it is a legal requirement for companies not to make such calls to your TPS registered number. The TPS can provide more information on how this works.
Think U Know
A website provided by CEOP for young users with information and advice on safe internet use. The site also has a parent’s area which links back to the CEOP Centre. Print out the “Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet” leaflet from the ThinkUKnow Web site for lots of straightforward tips on keeping your kids safer online.
Virtual Global Taskforce
We support the work of the Virtual Global Taskforce safety initiative – an alliance of international law enforcement agencies working together to make the Internet a safer place for children. The Virtual Global Taskforce delivers crime prevention and crime reduction initiatives to prevent and deter individuals from committing online child abuse.
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