Avoiding Online Scams
While technology has a lot to offer, it is important to exercise caution when sharing personal information. Fraud against older adults is far too common, incredibly costly, and can be executed via the internet, solicitation, and telemarketing. Most scams come in the form of strangers pretending to be someone else in need of financial help. To reduce the risk of fraud, practice the following:
Monitor accounts regularly and check for suspicious activity.
Never give out personal information, such as bank or credit card information, Social Security, or Medicare over the phone or the internet.
Do not give money to loved ones unless it is in person and you are confident in their intentions.
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