Seniors are far more likely to be the target of scams than most people.
A website has been created to help seniors recognize when someone is trying to take advantage of them.
To help seniors understand their risks online and take steps to protect themselves, the Home Instead Senior Care network collaborated with the National Cyber Security Alliance to launch a new public education program, Protect Seniors Online, available at www.ProtectSeniorsOnline.com. The program offers free resources and tips to help seniors understand how scammers operate, familiarize themselves with the most common senior scams and provide proactive steps seniors and caregivers can take to protect sensitive information.
Seniors are encouraged to take the following precautions, compiled from the National Cyber Security Alliance, Stop Think and Connect and the Home Instead Senior Care network, to protect themselves online:
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