Cyber crime support for the self-employed


It’s never been more important to protect your business.

Freelancing is fast-paced and ever-changing. We understand that the last thing you need is to be worrying about rogue threats like cyber crime. The risk of cyber crime is growing every day, though, and without the infrastructure and protection of big businesses, freelancers are particularly exposed. Don’t worry, though — IPSE is here to help.


Report a cyber crime incident

Cyber crime helplines

If your freelance business is under cyber attack, call Action Fraud now on 0300 123 2040 and press 9.

If your business has been affected by cyber crime and you want advice and to find out what support could be available, call one of the government’s business support helplines.

To contact your local cyber crime police force, pleas see the list of regional email addresses and websites at the bottom of this page.

Guarding against cyber crime

Cyber crime advice

We also have content and advice on cyber crime:

You can find more advice and guidance on the website of the government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). You can also get more localised resources (like threat alerts, newsletters and social media) from Regional Organised Crime Units. Find the contact details for your region here.

Protecting your business against cyber crime

Cyber insurance

Self-employed professionals holding confidential information should consider cyber insurance.

As a member of IPSE, you can get 10 per cent off cyber and data risks insurance with our partners Markel – to give you peace of mind against the threat of cyber attack.

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Find more support in your area

Regional cyber crime units


For local cyber crime support in the Midlands, please contact one of the forces below:

East Midlands: Email here

West Midlands: Website, or email here

North England

For regional cyber crime support in North England, please contact one of the forces below: 

North East: Website or email here

North West: Website or email here

Yorkshire and Humber: Visit the local force's cyber crime page here, or email them

South England

For regional cyber crime support, contact your local force below: 

South East: Website, or email here.

Eastern: Website, or email here

South West: Website, or email here

City of London Police: Website or email here.

Metropolitan Police: Website or email here

South Wales

For local cyber crime support, please contact a regional force below: 

Ar gyfer cefnogaeth seiberdroseddu lleol, cysylltwch ag awdurdoau rhanbarthol isod:

South Wales: Website and email here.

Northern Ireland and Scotland

Northern Ireland: For regional support in Northern Ireland, email here.

Scotland: Visit Police Scotland's website here, or email them.

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