Attention Seniors and people with Seniors in their life! This is a terrific article on Internet safety for seniors and how to stay financially (and physically) safe on the Internet. I highly recommend you read it. Then print it out and keep it close by as a reminder of what to do and not do on all your connected devices. Here’s the opening paragraph:
Every year, seniors are scammed out of tens of billions of dollars, money they’ve spent their entire lives saving only to have it stolen. The elderly have always been a prime target for Internet scams because of a perceived vulnerability, and now because Internet use among seniors is on the rise. A Pew Research Center survey showed that 67% of seniors are now regular Internet users.
Internet security is something everyone should prioritize, regardless of age, so it’s important to be aware of current threats and how to deal with them. With so many people online, the magnitude of scams is increasing.