July 29, 2020 Technology

Avoiding Digital Scams

By Jeffrey M. Allen & Ashley Hallene

Scams targeting seniors are nothing new, but the type of scam can change from time to time. One of the best ways to protect yourself is to know what is out there and how to avoid it. In this article we will discuss some of the most common scams targeting seniors and how to avoid them. If you have been targeted by a scam, you are not alone. According to the American Journal of Public Health, around 5 percent of the elderly population suffer financial harm from some sort of scam every year. This equates to around two to three million people, and only represents what is actually reported. A large percentage of Internet scams never get reported.

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