According to the annual statistics of the Greek hotline, Safeline.gr, the percentage increase in complaints and reports on internet frauds in 2021 (compared to the previous year) has reached a remarkable 40 per cent. The Greek Safer Internet Centre, in collaboration with the National Cyber Security Authority of the Ministry of Digital Governance, has therefore launched an awareness-raising campaign on how to protect users from various forms of online fraud.
Through two imaginative videos created with humour and using simple language, the campaign aims to educate citizens on issues such as the use of strong passwords, and how to recognise internet phishing (scam requests via email) and smishing (scam requests via SMS/text message). You can watch the videos below (English subtitles are available).
Εσείς ξέρετε από passwords? (Do you know about passwords)
Εσείς γνωριζετε τις απάτες Smishing? (Are you aware of smishing scams?)
Additionally, a dedicated page on the website of the Greek Safer Internet Centre provides specific information on the most common cyber-frauds and online scams, and advice on how to identify and prevent them.
Lastly, members of the Greek Safer Internet Centre and the National Cyber Security Authority of the Ministry of Digital Governance regularly schedule educational webinars for high school students throughout the country, to further raise awareness on online risks.
Find out more about the work of the Greek Safer Internet Centre, including its awareness raising, helpline, hotline and youth participation services, or find similar information for Safer Internet Centres throughout Europe.