The dangers of internet dating sites
Unfortunately, if you are a senior, or even just over 50, then you need to be even more careful.
Statistics show that seniors are not only more likely to have fallen for an online scam, they are more likely to be targeted, and when they lose money, they lose more than their younger peers.
If everything above makes you want to avoid going online altogether, then it shouldn’t.
The good news is that it’s not hard to stay safe if you follow a few simple common-sense guidelines.
She met me for coffee not long after joining Stitch and showed me a 90-page dossier she had prepared for me.
The simplest way to do this is to meet in person, of course, and we’ve got some advice about doing this further down on the list below.
Do you know how many cases of identity theft start with an email address?
If you don’t use strong passwords a thief will often be able to hack into your email once they know a few basic bits of information about you, by using the password recovery process that most email systems provide.
Most amazing were the images of scammers boasting about their exploits online, flashing photos of the cash they had stolen and sharing tips with fellow scammers on online forums and Facebook groups.
Even if only one person in a thousand falls for their scams, it’s still worth their time.