If you have been a victim of crime, don’t suffer in silence. Even if you do not want to report the crime to the police, think about telling a trusted friend or family member so they can help and support you. Nottinghamshire Victim CARE can also provide you with help and support even if you do not want to report the crime to the Police.
Victim CARE can provide:
Call Nottinghamshire Victim CARE on 0800 304 7575.
Action Fraud is the national centre for reporting fraud and cybercrime. You can make a report online here – https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/reporting-fraud-and-cyber-crime or call them on 0300 123 2040 (from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm).
Cybercrime is any criminal activity undertaken online – this could include:
All of these techniques can be used to extort, steal or scam money from people.
Looking After Yourself
Everyone reacts differently to experiencing a crime. It is important however to recognise that whatever has happened to you, it can still feel like a violation.
If you have any physical injuries, it is important that you get these checked out as soon as possible at either a walk in centre or Accident and Emergency – you can find your local urgent care centre here https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/Urgent-Care/LocationSearch/0
You might also find that you feel suddenly quite emotional, you might struggle to sleep properly or feel anxious being in your home or out and about. It is important that you recognise that all of these are not unusual to experience following any crime.
Some ways you can help yourself during this time:
The NHS Moodzone pages have a lot of tips on how to boost your emotional wellbeing which you can find here.
Here are a few tips to help you stay safe online and avoid online scams. Further information is also available via the links detailed below:
Social media helps us connect with our friends and families, but we are sometimes unaware of just how much of our personal information is being shared through this.
Here are some tips to help keep you safer:
For more information and support see the Trading Standards Friends Against Scams scheme – https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/