Useful Information


Useful Information

The Association of Convenience Storesí Crime Report 2015  (ACS)contains guidance designed to help small retailers understand
and tackle the range of operational crime threats to their business.
This now includes advice about how to prevent thefts via self-service checkouts.

The British Retail Consortium's  Tackling Violence Against Retail Staff Guidelines, supported by USDAW and the ACS,
sets out how retailers can help reduce and respond to violence and abuse against staff.

The Home Office CCTV for Home and Business sets out the key issues that small businesses should consider to optimise existing
CCTV system or before installing a new system.

Advice from Action Fraud on Password Security (January 2015)

Fraudsters regularly hack into personal online accounts to obtain details which will allow them to defraud you.
To prevent fraudsters, itís very important to use strong passwords when setting up and
accessing online accounts and online banking.

Passwords should be memorable enough not to have to write them down and long enough to be unique and hard to guess,
which will ensure they are less vulnerable to being stolen.
If it is not possible to remember passwords a password manager could be used to store them securely.

Protect yourself:

Make sure passwords are memorable so that you donít have to write them down. Make sure they are unique.
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Use long, non-dictionary words and use different ones for each of your personal accounts and online banking.
Make sure you change them regularly.
Make sure passwords are not stored on devices that have shared access by other people, for example in internet cafes
       and when using other public Wi-Fi.

If you believe you have become a victim of account hacking, change your passwords immediately and report to Action Fraud: www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud