Globally, cybercrime is the fastest growing crime. Criminals know that it’s easier and more profitable than “physical crime” and the probability of being caught is lower.

Cybercrime generally covers: computer viruses or malware; a phishing message; online harassment; hacking into a social networking account; being approached online by sexual predators; online scams; online credit card fraud; identity theft; cyber bullying; smishing (which is phishing through SMS messaging) and ransomware.

The risk of you becoming a victim of cybercrime can be reduced by taking various measures. The articles for download provided on this page have been written by a number of experts and cover many topics from protecting your credit card to the safe transfer of money. They also include examples of scams which have been reported to Safe Communities Algarve. Please use these guides to reduce the risk.

  • Preventing identity theft - top tipsDownload
  • Cybercrime - Identifying the threat - featureDownload
  • Cybercrime - Minimizing the risk - featureDownload
  • Stealing your identity - featureDownload
  • Phishing - How to avoid becoming a victimDownload
  • Be smart with your credit card - EuropolDownload
  • Tips to prevent ransomware infecting your computerDownload
  • Cyber incident reporting in the EUDownload
  • 2011 ENISA Country Reports - PortugalDownload
  • Praude em pagamentos com carto Medidas de Prevencao - EuropolDownload
  • Privacy in the use of emails by CERT.PT in Portuguese.Download
  • Direct links to Bank Security Centres and pagesDownload
  • Recognizing and dealing with Scam EmailsDownload
  • Avoid technical support phone scamsDownload
  • Latest Facebook scamsDownload
  • Romance Fraud - Not to night Darling!Download
  • Crime Prevention - Safe use of ATM machinesDownload
  • Glossary of internet threatsDownload
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  • Email Scam in the name of Owners DirectDownload