Monthly Archives: February 2016

the dangers of ‘social engineering’

Essex Police Community Messaging

A major new awareness campaign highlighting the dangers of ‘social engineering’ – deception used to manipulate people into a position where they can be defrauded has been launched. The campaign is being run by Get Safe Online in partnership with several high street banks, City of London Police, CIFAS (UK fraud prevention service) and Financial Fraud Action UK (FFAUK). The campaign urges people to think twice before they act to stop more falling victim to engineering scams such as fake emails, phone calls, texts or posts. The link below provide further information on the campaign. https://www.getsafeonline.org/news/warning-after-20-rise-in-online-phone-scams

(photo credit; parish magazine)

Weather – Occasional rain or showers. Very windy with gales.

Today:

A day of sunny intervals and occasional blustery showers, these locally heavy. Very windy with gales likely, perhaps severe, especially across the south of the region. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Tonight:

Remaining windy with further showers through the evening and first half of the night. Winds easing later in the night, with showers dying away and clear spells developing. Minimum Temperature 1°C.

Tuesday:

A dry and bright start, but cloud thickening through the morning with outbreaks of rain spreading from the north through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 8°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny spells Wednesday and Thursday after some overnight frost. The odd shower likely on Thursday. Cloudier on Friday, perhaps windier with more general rain possible, wintry on hills.

Updated by the Met Office at: 0657 on Mon 8 Feb 2016.

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