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Top 4 Tips for Cyber Security

2. Avoid Being a Target

Seniors are often targeted by scammers because of perceived accumulated wealth. In addition, once a senior has fallen victim to a scam, he/she is less likely to report the crime due to feelings of shame or embarrassment, according to the FBI. Over two-thirds of seniors have been the victim or target of at least one common scam or hack, and more than a quarter have downloaded a computer virus.

To help build the confidence you and your loved ones need to be protected online, Home Instead has partnered with the National Cyber Security Alliance to develop free tips and information. Seniors can also test their cyber security knowledge at www.protectseniorsonline.com by taking the online “Can You Spot an Online Scam?” quizzes.