The internet can be a scary place, full of scams and fraud attempts.
For seniors, the internet brings a whole new meaning of dangerous, as seniors are more likely to fall victim to a scam or fraud attempt. It is believed that roughly 66% of Americans ages 65 or older are actively using the internet. Now so more than ever, seniors have to be careful with their online presence and fight against the dangers of the internet.
Although the internet is a wonderful resource for seniors, it is also one of the most dangerous places for them to be. The most common dangers that lurk for individuals that are 65 years of age or older are scams and fraudulent activity. The individuals that carry out such scams and activity are looking for individuals that are gullible, easy to manipulate and trusting of others over the internet. Since seniors did not grow up with the internet, it may be a new place for them, where they are not aware of the dangers that are out there. There are certain things that seniors should look out for that are clear indicators of scams or phishing attempts such as:
When it comes to the internet, there is not a foolproof solution that will block out every virus and scam from crossing your hardware. However, seniors can take certain precautions in order to keep themselves safe and secure when surfing the internet. Such precautions include but are not limited to:
It is equally as important for the friends and family members of elderly individuals to make sure that they are educating their loved ones on the importance of cyber safety. When a warning comes from a person that is close to you and that you know and trust, suddenly the situation becomes serious. We encourage all family and friends of elderly individuals to help their loved ones get familiar with their internet devices, how to protect themselves and what to look out for. You can accomplish this by:
The internet is a wonderful place, full of endless possibilities and information. We encourage all individuals to use the internet in a healthy and safe manner. However, it is important to remember that there are dangers lurking out there, especially for the elderly. We hope these tips will allow you and your family to browse the internet safely and happily!
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