Risk Management Tip

Keep Seniors Safe from Internet Scams

Seniors are increasingly utilizing the benefits of web-based platforms like Facebook and email, but the perks of the Internet come with hazards. Seniors are prime targets for internet scams due to their trust in others, income availability, and fear of reporting a scam due to embarrassment. For optimal protection, be sure to stay up-to-date on popular scams, including email “red flags” like money-wire requests, social security number solicitation, and suspicious redirected links. Read all of the ways to keep you and the seniors in your life safe from internet scams on the Identity Theft Resource Center.