A campaign to reduce the rising number of cyber crimes is being launched around the Skegness area today.
Events are being held at a number of locations to mark Safer Internet Day.
Neighbourhood policing teams will be out at six locations to warn people of the risks and advise them on how they can protect themselves.
Lincolnshire Coast Neighbourhood Policing Insp Colin Haigh said: “The Coast Neighbourhood Policing Team are pleased to support Safer Internet Day aims to raise awareness of emerging online issues.
“We are aware that as use of the internet grows, so does the ingenuity of cyber criminals. We have seen crime patterns changing over the last few years and more and more offences are now being committed online.
“These range from scams and frauds to cyberbullying and vulnerable members of the community being targeted via social networking sites.
The Coast Neighbourhood Policing Team support any initiatives that seek to make all of our communities safer places and this includes our online communitiesLincolnshire Coast Neighbourhood Policing Insp Colin Haigh
“The Coast Neighbourhood Policing Team support any initiatives that seek to make all of our communities safer places and this includes our online communities.”
PCSO Dave Bunker said: “Please join us on the day at our events and also online by following our team Twitter accounts @SkegnessPolice and @PCSO_Bunker.”
Events will be held at Barclays, Lumley Road, Skegness, 10am – 3pm’ TSB, Roman Bank, Skegness 10am – 3pm; County Linx Bus outside the Hildreds Centre, Skegness, 10am – 3pm; Co-op, Chapel St Leonards, 9am – 11am; The Storehouse, North Parade, Skegness, 11.15am to 1pm; Co-op, Wainfleet 1.30pm to 3.30pm.