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Senior Scams

As sad as it is, there are scam artists out there looking to take advantage of people, and seniors are frequently their targets. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help protect your loved ones from senior scams.

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6 Cybersecurity Tips for Older Adults

Encouraging older adults to practice cyber safety can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive personal information.

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Cyber Attacks: What Makes Seniors Vulnerable?

More than a third of U.S. seniors (38 percent) surveyed say someone has tried to scam them online, and 28 percent have downloaded a computer virus, according to research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

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Conversation Starters: How to Know if an Older Adult is Vulnerable

Family caregivers can open the door to a better understanding of their senior loved one’s cyber knowledge and assist with tasks that might help better protect them.

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How to Protect Seniors from Tax Scams

In a survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, 9 percent of American seniors said they may have been the victim of criminals posing as IRS representatives.

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Inside Job: Could Trusted Family Members Turn to Fraud?

“In cases of family fraud, it’s not typically the black sheep of the family. In fact, it’s usually the last person anyone would suspect – the most trusted member of the family,” Couch noted.

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6 Cyber Security Tips for Older Adults (CA)

Encouraging older adults to practice cyber safety can go a long way toward protecting their identity and sensitive personal information.

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Cyber Attacks: What Makes Seniors Vulnerable? (CA)

More than a third of Canadian seniors (39 percent) surveyed say someone has tried to scam them online, and 29 percent have downloaded a computer virus, according to research conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network.

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Conversation Starters: How to Know if an Older Adult is Vulnerable (CA)

Family caregivers can open the door to a better understanding of their senior loved one’s cyber knowledge and assist with tasks that might help better protect them.

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Inside Job: Could Trusted Family Members Turn to Fraud? (CA)

“In cases of family fraud, it’s not typically the black sheep of the family. In fact, it’s usually the last person anyone would suspect – the most trusted member of the family,” Couch noted.

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Online Dating: Keeping Older Adults Safe (CA)

Whether it’s looking for a companion or a new life partner, an increasing number of older adults are turning to the internet to find a match. In fact, senior dating is the fastest growing subsection of online dating.

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