The Cyber Bobby Scheme provides free home visits, giving advice and guidance about basic IT security and how to avoid being affected by a cyber crime or a cyber enabled crime to the elderly and disabled in Hampshire.
This scheme is partly funded by the Hampshire Police & Crime Commissioner.
To make a referral or book a visit from one of our staff
Cyber Advisor Visits
One of our police checked and trained Cyber volunteers will visit you in your own home and give you advice and guidance on basic IT security and how to avoid being affected by a cyber crime or a cyber enabled crime.
They will cover such things as;
- What is cyber crime?
- Cyber and scam prevention advice
- How to check privacy settings
- Signposting to other advice and resources
- How to report issues
- How to recognise scam emails and text messages
We recommend clients consider having a family member or carer present for appointments to assist in recalling the information given during the visit
Advisors are police vetted and carry ID cards to reassure our clients.
The service is completely free.
Referrals can be made on behalf of adults who meets one of the following criteria:
- Over 60 years old
- Disabled (over 18)
- Previous Victim of Cyber Crime (over 18)
Please note that we can only visit homes within Hampshire (exc. IoW).
Cyber Advisor Talks
The Cyber Bobby Scheme aims to promote cyber security to vulnerable and elderly members of our community. As part of this, our Cyber Advisors regularly give talks to local community and social groups.
If you would like a Cyber Advisor to visit your group, please email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 777 0157.
Further Cyber Crime Resources
Please take a look at our resources page for further information about how to protect yourself from becoming a victim of cyber crime.