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Not Everyone is as Nice as YouNot Everyone is as Nice as You

Force launches 2014 Christmas campaign across the Square Mile and asks for your help in spreading the word

On Friday (28th November) the force launched its national ‘The 12 online frauds of Christmas’ campaign to protect thousands of people in our communities from falling victim to cyber-fraudsters. Known as Black Friday, the 28th of November marked the start of the busiest four days of internet shopping of the year.

The force wants everyone to enjoy the festive season and for it to be a happy time of year so has today (1st December) launched its Christmas campaign, Not Everyone is as Nice as You, which has a focus on preventing members of the public from falling prey to opportunistic thieves whilst out celebrating the festive season in the City.

Please help us to spread the word by telling your friends and loved ones about the campaign.

In the City

You’ll see more police officers out on high-visibility patrol across the Square Mile during the festive period, as well as some of our eye-catching campaign materials from officers handing out Not Everyone is as Nice as You crime prevention advice to licensed taxi’s bearing the campaign key messages. 

Please support the campaign by downloading and displaying our Not Everyone is as Nice as You posters.​

Throughout December, we’ll also be cracking down on crimes such as drink-fuelled violence, anti-social behaviour and drink spiking by continuing our work with City pubs, bars and clubs and targeting people who commit offences.

We’re not trying to spoil the Christmas atmosphere and fun - in fact the simple campaign messages encourage people to look after their valuables, protect themselves whilst shopping on line and to know their alcohol limits whilst out enjoying Christmas parties and events.

Chief Inspector Helen Isaac who is leading the operational side of the campaign said: “Our work over the festive period will be focussed on protecting those who want to enjoy the Christmas season and reducing the opportunities for those who want to spoil it for others and our policing style will reflect this.”

Shopping online this Christmas?

So far in 2014 74% of all adults nationwide have bought goods or services online, and this December around 50% of UK citizens are expected to use the internet to buy more than half of their Christmas presents.

The majority of us will still have our presents delivered to our doorstep or into our email account without a hitch.

However, the sad reality is there will also be tens of thousands of people across the UK whose Christmas will be damaged, and in some cases destroyed, after finding out they have fallen foul of heartless criminals who specialise in tricking internet users with the promise of great online deals and big cash savings.

Take a look at our 12 online frauds of Christmas campaign to find out more about how to protect yourself from falling victim to cyber-fraudsters this Christmas

How can I help the City of London Police spread the word?

  • Tell your loved ones, friends and associates and encourage them to visit the campaign pages on the City of London Police website.
  • Follow the campaign on Twitter @citypolice and re-tweet our #Noteveryoneisasniceasyou and #Christmas campaign messages
  • If you are unfortunate enough to fall victim to fraudsters, report it. Go to Action Fraud (the UK’s first national fraud reporting centre) or call them on 0300 123 2040 ​