Online relationship safety helplines
Use our helplines to find out more information and advice on keeping yourself safe in online relationships
Report Fraud: 0300 123 2040
Have you been defrauded and not got your money back? If the answer is yes, please get in touch. We are here to help you. The aim of this site is for you to report, find support and information to protect yourself against fraud. It can be embarrassing to feel tricked into thinking you’ve formed a relationship online, but if you tell us we can take a report in confidence.
Victim Support – Are You OK?
Victim Supportline: 0808 16 89 111
Victim Support is the independent national charity which helps people cope with the effects of crime. They provide free and confidential support to help you deal with your experience, whether or not you report the crime as well as helping witnesses cope in going to court. Our trained volunteers offer someone to talk to in confidence, information on police and court procedures, help in dealing with other organisations, information about compensation and insurance as well as links to other sources of help.
Get Safe On-line
Our website is a unique resource providing practical advice on how to protect yourself, your computers and mobiles device and your business against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other problems encountered online.
Online Dating Association
While the vast majority of those using online dating services are sincere and honest in the information they give and in their reasons for joining services, as always, exceptions do exist. Your personal safety should be your top priority and you should always use caution and your best judgment when communicating with or meeting new people, both online and offline. We have set out here tips we at the ODA think can help you have a safe experience along with links to bodies we know can offer professional expert advice and practical assistance where this is needed.
Live Life Safe
In 2006 Suzy Lamplugh Trust decided to set up a project for young people living in high crime areas of to help them combat issues that may cause them to become victims or perpetrators of Crime. The project has done extremely well and has managed to spread the word to many young people in London. There are lots of safety tips on the site, including internet safety.
Internet safety advice and information from the Metropolitan Police.
Rape Crisis (Scotland)
The internet makes it very easy for people to quickly connect with others and find out and send very personal information. But it also allows people to hide who they really are and what they are doing. Some people use the internet to harm others. This could be someone they know or a stranger. This leaflet suggests some ways to keep yourself as safe as you can when you use the internet, for example for dating.