“It is very important for communities across the UK to understand how economic crime and cyber crime is an expanding and evolving threat that is increasingly infiltrating our homes and workplaces by telephone and online via computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones,” said City of London Police Commander Steve Head, who is National Coordinator for Economic Crime.

“This “Protect Yourself” event provides an important opportunity for us, working in partnership with Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police, to pass on the latest and most important crime prevention advice that will help local people protect themselves from these dangers and make life much more difficult for criminals looking to make capital in this part of the country.”

People in Warwickshire lost £200,000 to cyber crime in 2013/14, according to figures from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau.

In total, individuals and businesses in the county lost £4.4 million to fraud.

A specialist event for businesses is being held from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 4th September at The Shakespeare Centre.

The public event takes place from 9am to 2pm on Friday 5th September.

If you would like to attend either session e-mail Jan.Horton@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk