Scam Britain: What You Need To Know

2nd November 2023 - 8:30pm to 9.00pm
ITV TSC collaboration
ITVs Tonight Show recording with TSC

About the stunt...

We were recently invited to collaborate with ITV's Tonight Show to develop an engaging 'stunt' to run throughout the Tonight programme where they were highlighting common cyber scams.

The stunt's purpose was to emphasise the challenges of identifying fraudulent emails, texts, and websites.

We worked with Phishing Tackle, a tool that helps organisations conduct ethical phishing simulations, to set a cyber challenge for our contestants.  

Mocked up just like a scammer would, fake emails and texts were deployed to see whether our contestants can actually spot the signs of phishing. 

Contestants faced a 10-second timer to determine whether the received email or text was genuine or fake.

It sounds easy but we are most susceptible to scams when we are busy, short on time, or caught off guard.

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Scam Britain: how big is this problem?

To put the scale of this cyber problem into context, we have put together some alarming and relevant statistics and findings on cyber threats, the landscape and the industry itself.

  • The UK has the highest number of cyber crime victims per million internet users at 4783 in 2022 – up 40% over 2020 figures!
  • Cybercrime costs the UK up to £4.6 billion annually.
  • Approximately 2.39 million cases of cyber crimes affected UK businesses over the past 12 months.
  • On average, UK consumers lose £479 million to financial fraud every year.
  • 75% of large organisations and 45% of small businesses in the UK experienced phishing, the most common cybercrime.
  • UK businesses have suffered a 25% increase in cyber incidents in the last year as budgets are slashed.

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Can you spot the scam?

This free downloadable PDF, which is based on our recent collaboration with ITV, details some of the common signs that you need to look out for when you suspect something is a scam.

Our informative PDF includes advice on:

  • Fraudulent and malicious URLs.
  • Subject line advice.
  • The signs of phishing.
  • And more on how to spot scams!

Don’t get caught out, learn the signs and protect yourself from cybercrime.

Click below and get our PDF for free. 

See how we can help you protect your organisation today?

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