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The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust is a charity which works in partnership with Wiltshire Police providing an invaluable home security service for the community. This service is offered free of charge for those who are over 60, anyone who is 18+ and registered disabled.

After 19 years of supporting the elderly and vulnerable in Wiltshire, this year the Trust has launched a new Stay Safe Online initiative across Swindon & Wiltshire. Through raising the awareness of computer fraud and what to do if you have concerns over your online safety the Trust aims to reduce the risk of this type of crime, as computer fraud is the fastest growing crime in Wiltshire. This service is also provided free of charge for those who are over 60, anyone who is 18+ and registered disabled.

The Bobby Van Stay Safe Online team of volunteers know only too well that most of us rely on the internet, to one degree or another, to communicate, manage our finances, and to obtain products and services. Therefore the aim of our dedicated team of Stay Safe Online volunteers is to provide the community with the following:

• Improved Digital/Cyber security awareness;

• Cyber and Scam prevention advice;

• Signposting to future advice and resources;

• Providing support and reassurance;

• Offering basic practical skills to enable you to check and understand privacy settings; and,

• The team are also available to give talks at community events.

Those who are eligible can refer themselves for a visit from one of our team of Stay Safe Online Volunteers.

The team will also be taking referrals from Wiltshire Police for those who have, unfortunately, already encountered problems with online crime.

If you would like to arrange a Stay Safe Online one-to-one appointment, or a group talk please:

Email: bv.onlinesafety@wiltshire.police.uk

Phone: 01380 861191

For more information about The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust visit: www.wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk


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