Use Strong Passwords – your password is vital and is very much your first line of defence against Cyber Fraud. Try to have different ones for each site.
Social Media Privacy – Make sure you set your privacy settings high and be aware how far things can travel very quickly on Social Media, make sure you are aware of who can see what and control what you share.
Manage your messages – Never open suspicious looking emails, at best it will contain a nasty virus.
Secure your software - Make sure your computer has all the security it needs as well as a security updating system and keep these up to date, whilst this can be an investment it is one worth making.
If you are concerned that you or a loved one might have been scammed or if you know someone who has been affected by fraudsters, make sure to contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.
Home Instead Senior Care runs scam awareness workshops around the country, contact your local office to find out more. You can also read more advice around scams in the Home Instead Senior Care information and resources section here.
Call our office to join our free talk sessions: 0121 456 5559.