Every year, older adults lose billions of dollars to online scams. Online scams can go easily undetected, and those who are targeted are often unaware of the situation. However, there are some tell-tale signs of an online scam that can help you decipher sense from nonsense. The articles below break down online scams, provide information on what types of situations should raise a red flag, present methods for discussing online scams with your elderly parents, and advise on how to create online passwords that are “hack-proof”.
Top 10 Scams Targeting Seniors [National Council on Aging]
Related: How to Create Hack-Proof Passwords to Prevent Cyber Attack [AARP]
Have you experienced an online scam or fraudulent behavior? You can report such instances here, on the United States Department of Justice webpage.