The government has launched a campaign called Cyber Streetwise to encourage consumers and business to be more aware of ways to help safeguard their online safety.
A new website offers interactive resources and online videos for people to gain skills and knowledge to take control of their cyber security while shopping, banking or socialising online.
Security Minister James Brokenshire said: "Cyber Streetwise is an innovative new campaign that will provide everyone with the knowledge and confidence to make simple and effective changes to stay safe online."
Six people have been arrested in Britain as part of an FBI-led sting targeting online financial fraudsters involved in the illegal trade of stolen bank and credit card information, according to the American authorities.
A total of 24 suspects were held across four continents yesterday following a two-year undercover operation described as the biggest of its kind to be launched against financial cybercriminals.