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Rip Off Britain – presenters urge viewers to AVOID identity theft using THIS simple step

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Rip Off Britain – presenters urge viewers to AVOID identity theft using THIS simple step

RIP OFF BRITAIN is back for a ninth series featuring the pitfalls and problems that consumers find themselves falling foul of. And Presenters Gloria Hunniford and Angela Rippon spoke to Express.co.uk ahead of the first episode about their own bank scam experiences and how to avoid identity theft.

Returning to front the BBC One Daytime shows are presenters Angela Rippon, Gloria Hunniford and Julia Somerville who will be travelling the length and breadth of the country to investigate the issues that have prompted viewers to contact the show.

With ten episodes featuring real-life stories from consumers who have found themselves at the wrong end of bad customer service, online security breaches and the ill-will of scammers, the team meet a variety of the people with stories to share, and will be offering tips and advice to make sure others don’t suffer the same fate.

Episodes across the series challenge high street banks, online safety and cybercrime, ticket tours, energy companies, investment scams and identity fraud.

In one episode the team meet a former hacker – who was arrested for his role in targeting websites including that of the CIA. However, Mustafa is now pushing for companies to up their online security.

In the show he lifts the life on how one of the biggest names in telecoms fell victim to a cyber-attack, and tells Rip Off Britain viewers how to avoid becoming a victim of a hack themselves.

In another episode the team also meet a homeowner from greater Manchester whose identity was stolen and used to put his house up for sale by fraudsters.

The crime was only intercepted by chance when his daughter saw her father’s property advertised online.

Many of the issues hit close to home, as Gloria reveals how she was affected by a banking scam.

The 77-year-old had £120,000 drained from her savings account after an imposter walked into a bank and pretended to be her.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Gloria said: “i felt violated and very insecure.

“I’ve been warning people for years about bank security and identity theft, and it just goes to show this can happen to any secure account.”

Angela, 72, revealed her best advice for people to avoid identity theft: “Make sure you shred anything which has any information about you on it.

“Secondly, be careful what you put out there – on Twitter and Facebook – because it could be giving criminal the exact information they need.”

The first ten episodes are followed by a special week of live programmed from London. Consumers are invited to contact the show and have their queries addressed live int he programme – either online, or in person, with a drop in area popping up during the week outside BBC’s London HQ, New Broadcasting House.

Rip Off Britain will air on weekday mornings, BBC One, at 9.15am between the 1st and 12th of May – followed by a special week of Live programmes from Monday 15 May at the same time.

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This former Philadelphia cop had an incredibly simple plan to keep kids out of prison. Don’t arrest them.

Kevin Bethel didn’t become a police officer to lock up children. But it was under his watch as deputy police commissioner that Philadelphia’s school to-prison pipeline was in full effect.

Now retired, Bethel is on a mission to keep children out of prison, with a police-led school diversion program that is showing impressive results.

For nearly a decade, Philadelphia’s zero-tolerance policies meant that police had to be called for anything ranging from minor misconduct to possible weapons. Metal detectors at the schools meant that even items safely stowed in backpacks, such as pepper spray carried for a walk to school through a dangerous neighborhood, a box cutter or pair of shears needed for an after-school job or an art project resulted in a call to the police.

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5 Simple Ways To Keep The Elderly Safe From Identity Theft

Senior Woman Giving Credit Card Details On The Phone

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5 Simple Ways To Keep The Elderly Safe From Identity Theft

The number of elderly victims of identity theft increased from 2.1 million in 2012 to 2.6 million in 2014, according to the Department of Justice. The reasons are pretty obvious ― and vile. Seniors often live alone, seek companionship, and

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3 Simple Ways to Show You Love Your Mom

They say a pictures worth a thousand words…and sometimes they get it right. Happy Mother’s day to every woman that’s ever had the gift of being one.

Sing to Her…
#TalktoMe

Make her laugh…

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Just hold her hand

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5 Simple Steps to a Healthy Family Media Diet

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Dads Invent Simple Device To Prevent Hot Car Fatalities

As we head into warm-weather seasons, parents are reminded of the tragedies that occur each year when small children are accidentally left in hot cars.

Two dads from Tampa, Florida have developed a product which they say will prevent hot car fatalities and give parents peace of mind. It’s called Sense-A-Life — an easy-to-use device that alerts parents if they’ve left their children in the car.

Neighbors Jim Friedman, an electrical engineer, and Fadi Shamma, a pharmacist, came up with the idea for Sense-A-Life one day while their children were playing together. Shamma told The Huffington Post that Friedman was talking about some of the engineering side projects he likes to do outside of work.

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Hacking an Android phone can be as simple as typing in a really long password

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Android 5.0 “Lollipop,” the latest version of the Android phone operating system, is vulnerable to a simple hack that involves typing in a password so long that it causes the phone to crash before then booting to the unlocked home screen. The vulnerability, discovered by John Gordon, is easy to exploit: simply open the phone’s “Emergency Call” feature, type a few characters and the repeatedly copy-and-paste them. The pasted text becomes longer and longer — Gordon’s reaches over 160,000 characters — and, as such, harder for the phone to handle. Next, open the camera app which causes the phone to ask for a password into which the 160,000 character string is pasted. After a few minutes the phone restarts, booting straight to the unlocked home screen. Gordon told CNN Money that he informed Google in August and the company has released a patch, but many users could remain affected due to the lag in Android software updates. This hack is the latest in a long line of vulnerabilities that appear in major operating systems, including a text message hack that affected Android which was discovered in July and a malware hack that affects iOS discovered in September. Source:http://www.businessinsider.com.au/android-50-password-hack-2015-9

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2 simple things you can do to fight hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Another day, another major cyber attack. The pro-cheating dating website Ashley Madison is just the latest company to suffer a huge security breach possibly exposing the personal details of millions of users worldwide. As these types of incidents become more common, companies are increasingly investing in cyber security protections. But even with the best systems in place, hackers can still easily break into a company’s network if workers aren’t also being diligent about security. There are two things that every employee should be doing to help keep their company safe from cyber criminals, Chris Young, general manager of Intel’s Security Group, told Business Insider. “Think before you click. That is the number one thing that every average employee in an organization can do,” Young said. Humans are still the weakest link when it comes to an organization’s security, according to a surveyof security professionals by Intel published Monday. According to the report, successful attacks against companies most often stem from three things: User errors caused by lack of awareness, unofficial use of online services, and using social media sites at work. Basically, employees are clicking links they shouldn’t be, which can give attackers a way in. One way attackers get in […]

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Several simple tips for a successful marriage

It was Ruth Bell Graham the wife of renowned evangelist Dr. Billy Graham who was once asked, “Did you ever want to divorce Billy?” In a quick-witted animated response Mrs. Graham replied straight from her heart, “Divorce? No! Murder? Yes!” Many of us, if not all of us who’ve tied the knot may be apt to respond in the same fashion, for understandably, getting married and staying married, in any generation, has it’s challenges. Read More….

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World’s most ‘NSA-proof’ phone vulnerable to simple SMS hack – National Cyber Security

nationalcybersecurity.com – A smartphone marketed as the most anti-surveillance, NSA-proof personal device – the BlackPhone – has been found vulnerable to a simple SMS attack that allows the hacker to steal contacts, decrypt …

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