As the number of seniors using the Internet has increased, so has the risk of falling victim to an online scammer. Seniors tend to be more trusting and less proficient in terms of online risks, making them an easy target. Identity theft involves obtaining someone’s personal information and using it to gain access to their funds, assets or credit. This type of theft can occur online, by illegally obtaining documents containing personal information through a method such as mail theft, or even during a phone conversation where this type of personal information is requested.
- Types of and dangers of identity theft
- Examples of scams, including phishing
- Prevention tactics
- Who to contact if you feel you have been a victim
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