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:
Profile of a Scam Victim
Tips for Fighting ‘Can You Hear
Me Now’ and Other