11 Ways Seniors Can Recognize and Avoid Scams

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10) Take an Internet Class

The Internet is now used by 66% of people over the age of 65 for things like social media, online shopping and banking, and booking travel. The number of seniors online is growing and scammer’s know this. They also know the Internet is a powerful marketing tool and take advantage of the fact that senior citizens may not be an Internet savvy as the younger generations. Taking an Internet class is a proactive way to stay ahead of all the scams that could come your way online. Check local libraries and community centers that are likely to host these sorts of classes. There are several useful skills these classes can offer. First, you’ll learn how to better utilize the web. Second, you’ll learn how to spot scams, less-than-stellar online deals, and learn how to steer clear of spam emails and dangerous links.

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