Cybercriminals often use both technical and social approaches to commit crime. Some types of cybercrime are difficult to prevent, however, technology users can take certain actions to protect themselves (to an extent) from cybercrime.
Europol (2018) provides numerous public awareness and prevention guides on its website. However, even small actions can make a big difference. Below are some tips to consider when accessing the Internet.
Cybercrime prevention is explored in greater detail in Cybercrime Module 9 on Cybersecurity and Cybercrime Prevention: Practical Applications and Measures.