Ukash praises launch of national cyber security programme

Fighting cyber-crime

Following the government’s launch of the National Cyber Security Programme, Ukash, the global e-money provider, supports the move to tackle cyber-crime. According to research 1 in 3 adults were affected by cyber-crime in 2012. Ukash continues to help consumers use their Ukash voucher codes safely and avoid the threat of online crime.

Miranda McLean, Marketing Director, Ukash says: “We are delighted to see the government taking action on cyber-crime, with the launch of the National Cyber Security initiative.

“Ukash takes online crime very seriously and we have a dedicated team working with law enforcement agencies to tackle any scams identified as using Ukash as a payment method. This initiative marks another step in the protection of consumers making online payments and transactions.”

The National Cyber Security Programme has already made 19 arrests and seized £500,000 worth of assets. According to security experts, RSA, UK consumers and businesses lost £27bn to cyber-crime in 2012, highlighting the scale of the problem.

McLean concludes, “The UK spends more online than any other country in the world, but criminal gangs are using more and more sophisticated methods to target vulnerable consumers. We advise people to be on the lookout for scams. Ukash should only be used ONLINE at genuine websites, and NEVER for payments to unknown individuals. We urge consumers to treat Ukash with the same level of security as they would physical cash.”

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