A Senior’s Guide To Online Safety .
Online scammers are always thinking up of new and inventive ways to take people’s money. They often target elderly because they lack tech savviness.
What kinds of scams should you look out for to avoid getting trapped?
Seniors tend to fall prey to the following online swindles:
· Phishing scams
How they do it?
· The phisher is someone, whom a senior can trust and is usually able to convince the senior or other victim to pass along their most sensitive data. This can include computer passwords and usernames, credit card information and debit card PIN numbers, or sometimes even bank account information.
· Most phishing scams involve the use of instant messaging and email spoofing. Phishers will disguise themselves as IT administrators, online payment processors, banks, auction sites, social media platforms, and any other source a victim could believe.
· They also are adept at creating fake websites that look exactly like the real thing and hence can steal sensitive info..
How to Protect Yourself ?