The FBI recently released a report detailing an increase in cyber crimes. This is of particular concern to seniors, who may be more likely to fall victim to these crimes. There are a few things that seniors can do to protect themselves, however.
First and foremost, it is important to understand what types of cyber crimes exist and what they look like. For a closer look, visit The Seniors Center Blog’s post “FBI Releases Details About Cyber Crimes in 2021—Here’s How to Take Action.”
Avoid opening attachments or clicking on links from unknown email addresses. Frequently change your passwords, and make sure to use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols. Finally, be aware of what information you are sharing on social media and other websites.