Sadly, there are people selling fake tickets for big events, from concerts and festivals to sports events. Don’t end up disappointed and out of pocket. Make sure you are buying your tickets from official vendors, the box office, or reputable fan reseller sites, and check out these tips to ensure the tickets you buy are genuine.

There’s an old saying that “an Englishman’s home is his castle” – somewhere you can retreat from the world and feel entirely safe and secure. Here’s a handful of easy to remember tips to make sure where you live stays secure against break-ins, particularly if you are living in a house rather than a dedicated student-only skyscraper.

QR codes are great but always check they are takin you to the webpage address you expected before tapping the link.

Are all QR codes to be trusted? Not according to the police. It always benefits you to look before you leap and to look at the link preview for a webpage a QR code is about to take you to rather than just tapping on it.

Scammers are starting to replace the QR codes on parking meters and other public places where QR codes are being used to take people to websites where they expect to pay for services. Only, the scammers’ replacement QR code takes them to a ‘fake’ website that looks like the original but is designed to harvest their payment information and defraud them. Here we share top tips for keeping you and your money safe.

Get your bike registered and security tagged on Thursday 26 January. Portsmouth Council and local police will be stationed between the University Library and Ravelin Sports Centre, offering free bicycle tagging and registration. Tagged bicycles are less likely to be …

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Hampshire Constabulary, working with Student Watch volunteers and marking kits supplied by Portsmouth City Council are popping up once again at lunchtime today to offer free cycle marking pop-ups around campus.  Bring your bike to the Library between 1.30- 3.30 pm today and get it security marked and registered on the national property database.

Portsmouth Police are working with the University of Portsmouth to offer free bicycle security marking events. The next event is on Thursday 10 November from 2-4 pm, and takes place in the Richmond Building forecourt, Portland Street.

During the event, bikes will be marked with a unique code and added to the national Bike Register database. The national database makes it easier for police forces across the county to reunite stolen bikes with their owners. It can also act as a deterrent to would-be thieves as the bike is permanently marked, making it more difficult for anyone other than its proper owner to sell.

The end of term often arrives with an unexpected suddenness that catches many a person unprepared. Particularly if you are leaving Portsmouth over the holidays, going home for Christmas or seeing the sights over the festive season, it can be …

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Keep your valuables safe It is easy to get distracted but whenever you are away from home, please keep your belongings with you at all times so you can keep them safe. Even in the Library. And your neighbour’s study …

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