Project PROTEUS- Supporting victims of identity theft and identity fraud

Project PROTEUS- Supporting victims of identity theft and identity fraud

 

The project PROTEUS addressed the problems of cybercrime, namely identity theft and identity fraud. This 2-years-project was promoted by the Associação Portuguesa de Apoio à Vítima and had entities of other Member States as partners. The project’s objectives were to raise awareness, protect victims of cybercrimes, and capacitate professionals to provide information and support to its victims. PROTEUS is targeted to the general public, law enforcement agents, judicial practitioners and victim support workers. It was based on the stakeholders’ engagement for the development of the project's activities and outcomes, as they are key organisations linked to preventing and fighting cybercrime and providing information and support to its victims. To achieve the project’s goals, training courses and workshops were held, best practice guides were developed, with a final conference having taken place in Lisbon. A campaign was also developed to raise awareness on adopting safe procedures when using the internet.

 

The project ran between 02/12/2013 – 01/12/2015