Staying safe online
Last updated: 30 July 2020

Fraud, phishing and removing unwanted images

Online fraud covers any scam that steals money or things about you. For example your address or online passwords.

You can find more advice about types of fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim on the Police Scotland website.


'Phishing' is a common type of online fraud.

It involves criminals using fake emails or web links to obtain sensitive information, such as:

  • passwords
  • usernames
  • bank account details

You can find more advice about phishing on the Police Scotland website.

Find out more about spotting and dealing with phishing emails on the Nationa Cyber Security Centre website.

Removing unwanted images

You can report any unwanted images shared on a social network.

This can help get an image removed.

Find out how to report abuse on:

You can also go to the Young Scot website for step-by-step guidance on removing unwanted images from:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
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