What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Phone Scams

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Dr Rona Mackenzie Leadership and education expert

This free online safety guide focuses on phone scams. It highlights a number of risks such as sim hacking, smishing and impersonation.

A free online safety guide on phone scams.

In a three-month period during 2021, no fewer than 45 million people in the UK experienced a suspicious attempt at being contacted via their mobile. Phone scams are a common form of cyber-attack where fraudsters engage directly with their intended victim through their smartphone. As our phones carry so many sensitive (and therefore potentially valuable) details about us, it’s vital that trusted adults are alert to the tactics that scammers use to get access to user accounts, personal data and private information for financial gain.

In the guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as sim hacking, smishing and impersonation.