Thurrock businesses "shocked" to learn insurance does not cover cyber-crime

Most standard business insurance policies do not cover internet fraud.

Thurrock businesses were shocked to learn last Thursday from Police and Crime Commissioner Nick Alston their insurance might not cover rising cyber-crime.

Thurrock businesses at a networking meeting last week discovered their existing insurance policies might not cover telephone scams, cyber-exploitation and other hacking attacks.

Cyber-crime – or internet fraud – has been rocketing over the past few years, and Essex Chambers of Commerce and Thoroughly Thurrock have been working with police to tackle the problem.

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