The AARP advises of activities to avoid that can lead online scammers to you:
● Entering online contests.
● Mailing in warranty cards.
● Filling out lots of online surveys.
● Posting lots of personal information on Social Media.
AARP further notes that much personal data is simply a consequence of living in the United States. Many public records are available at all government levels: census data, property information, criminal records, and bankruptcies. Private companies can legally gather this information and sell it.
For ongoing information on current scams that affect seniors, check the AARP’s helpful website https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/
FOR FURTHER READING:
CyberGuardian: a SecureTheVillage Guide for Residents is available on Amazon.
A complete Security Checklist is available: https://www.nerdsiview.com/security-checklist-2/
References for Village Residents are available at SECURE THE VILLAGE: https://securethevillage.org/residents
© Alan Steven Krantz 2021