Thursday, July 13, 2017

SENIOR LADIES DON'T PHISH!


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I believe in sharing information.
Especially information that will 
help fellow senior ladies stay as
savvy as possible.  We senior 
ladies also need to be savvy
about computer scams and hacking. 
I am not computer tech savvy. But,
I have been the victim of computer scamming and hacking. So, I have 
learned a few lessons that will help 
me avoid being a victim in future.

I DON'T GO FISHING!











There are  criminal minds who love
to phish ( pronounced fish). They
send me fake email addresses and

spams messages. They really need personal information about you from 
your computer. Their ultimate goal is 
to steal money. I never open e-mails
I receive in my spam in box. I just delete all of them every day. 




PLEASE HANG UP ON ME!
 



 

I've seen and heard too many horror stories about seniors being scammed

on the phone. I don't talk to strangers 
or telemarketers on my phone. I hang
up the phone immediately. Some are scammers who are fast talking wolves. There are also robocall scams now. 
The voice tries to get you to say, "Yes"
to there questions. Then the system records your response and uses it to
make it sound like you agreed to their service. Some of the robocalls try to 
get personal information from you to
use for identity thief. Some seniors 
have received unexpected charges in
their bank accounts.

I visited the following websites for

more details on these issues:


http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/P/phishing.html


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing


http://www.aarp.org


FEATURE STORY: 

PROTECTING YOURSELF:
Profile of a Scam Victim

http://www.nbcnews.com


FEATURE STORY:

Tips for Fighting ‘Can You Hear 

Me Now’ and Other



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