Elder fraud is a problem in western cultures worldwide. We explain what it involves and reveal tips for detecting and avoiding elder fraud.
Last year, our research team set out to uncover the true cost of elder fraud in the US by analyzing and extrapolating data from government reports and registries. With the vast majority of elder fraud cases in the US going unreported, we estimated that around 5 million seniors in the US were subject to elder […]
The internet is the most widely used communication tool in existence. It’s also the best tool for scammers and phishers to hunt for victims.
UK readers, beware of this scam targeting BT Internet customers over the phone that cost one woman £34,000. Tech support scams like these often target the elderly and vulnerable, so be sure to warn your parents and grandparents.
It’s not only machines that can be hacked – criminals can use social engineering to “hack humans” too. Find out more about this tactic and how to avoid it.
Find out which providers are offering special phone and internet discounts for older people and how you can go about claiming each offer.
Don’t let just anyone have your Social Security Number! Here’s how to secure your SSN online, and what to do if you believe it’s been stolen.
There’s always an adjustment period when it comes to learning how to use new technology. The problem is that the internet moves so quickly, people often feel like they’re constantly having to catch up. Here’s the good news: the hardest part is getting started. After you’ve learned to use one website or app, you’ll have […]