Informative Hinweise auf Fallen im Internet, in die vor allem ältere Menschen oft tappen. Hier der Brief, der mich erreichte und den ich gerne im Sinne der Aufklärung weiter verbreite:
A few weeks ago, my mother called me to tell me about an “amazing online deal” she found on gardening tools. She said the website was going to send her free tools in exchange for her honest feedback, all she had to do was prove her identity by providing her credit card number.
Needless to say, resolving the hoax took days of back-and-forth phone calls to the credit card company, online digging on the scammers, and more than one conversation with Mom about why I was so panicked.
My mother’s experience made me realize how easy it is for scammers to target any internet user, so I researched what else I can be doing to protect my family. In the interest of spreading awareness on online safety, would you be so kind as to share some of the resources that follow with your audience (maybe here: Computer-Viren, die keine sind („Hoaxes“)?
Top 11 Scams Used by Online Criminals to Trick You
Protecting Yourself from Online Charity Scams
Ultimate Online Shopping Safety: The Consumer’s How-To Guide
Four Methods to Create a Secure Password You’ll Actually Remember
10 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online
How to Stop Compromising Pictures of You from Being Published Online
How Older Adults Can Stay Safe When Dating Online
A How-To Guide for Having “The Talk” with Your Elderly Parents… About Internet Safety
Quick Guide to Safe Online Shopping
Our best line of defense against online criminals is awareness, so let’s work together to inform the masses!
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