North West Regional Organised Crime Unit
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    Worried about your data being lost by a company? This advice will help.

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  • CISP

    Membership of the Cyber Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) is a must for businesses.

  • Cilck this link

    Did you spot the mistake??

    Don't click links on unsolicited emails or open attachments

    Never give financial details by e-mail

  • e-mail spoofing

    Do you really know where that e-mail came from? It may look like someone you know, but could easily be from a forged account. 



Cyber-crime is an ever increasing threat within the UK. The cost of cyber-crime is estimated to be costing the UK economy billions of pounds per year, and the costs to individuals and businesses are often staggering.

TITAN has a dedicated Cyber Crime team that works both reactively and proactively on significant cyber-crime investigations pursuing cyber-criminals.

But the team also proactively engages with businesses and communities in supporting them protect and prepare themselves against cyber-attack, as well as prevent individuals or groups from becoming cyber criminals in the first place.

GCHQ announced that 80% of cyber-crime is easily preventable, and so here in the North Western Region we want to help realise that figure to protect our communities and businesses from becoming victims so that we can focus our investigative resources on pursuing the most serious threats.

Here you will find articles, advisories and blogs aimed at keeping you up-to-date with the latest threats, trends and methods on how to protect yourself from cyber-attack.


Want to find out more about how to protect yourself and your business from cyber crime and online fraud? 

We have a series of useful videos on our Youtube channel from other organisations which may help you.

Click here to visit our youtube channel.

Wed 20th, Sep

The latest fraud and cyber alerts to look out for.

Want to know what the latest scams are so that you can protect yourself?

Wed 20th, Sep

Phishing Scam - Cancelled Order and Tech Support Alert

Be on the lookout for e-mails from 'online retailers' about cancelled orders and tech support.

Fri 28th, Jul

The latest fraud & cyber alerts to watch out for

Action Fraud is highlighting the latest fraud and cyber crime alerts to watch out for based on reports from the public assessed and analysed by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).

Wed 24th, May

Alert: Microsoft Tech-Support Scammers using WannaCry attack to lure victims

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack.

Fri 19th, May

How to protect yourself against RANSOMWARE

For home users and small business

Fri 19th, May

Set top box alert

Be aware of a growing trend where criminals are adapting set top boxes with malware which could lead you to becoming a victim of fraud.

Mon 15th, May

Ransomware attack - latest advice

Follow the link below for the latest urgent advice and statement from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Mon 08th, May

Current Trends in Phishing Campaigns Landscape in the UK

Business Email Accounts Targeted with Phishing Emails to Distribute Malware

Tue 11th, Apr

Wonga data breach

Have you been affected by a data breach? This simple advice will help you to stay safe.

Fri 07th, Apr


PBX/dial-through fraud occurs when hackers target these systems from the outside and use them to make a high volume of calls to premium rate or overseas numbers to generate a financial return.

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