Getting online can make life easier in many ways, but also comes with the risk of scams and fraud. Lots of us are new to the digital world and might feel worried about falling victim to an online scam or computer virus. The truth is, though, that it can happen to any of us- even seasoned digital users- so it’s really good to know what to look out for and what to avoid.
Age UK have put together lots of resources on their website to help navigate the online world and recognise common scams, as well as what to do to keep yourself safe, or if the worst happens and if you accidentally fall for a scam. Click here or on the ageUK logo to visit their web page and look through the resources they have produced.
Click on the ageUK logo to visit their website.
AgeUK have also put their web page into a handy PDF document that you can download and print. This makes it easy to print one and pass it on to a neighbour who doesn’t have the internet at home. If you have a neighbour who is worried and needs a bit of extra reassurance before starting out with using the internet, you can even print two copies and go through it with them, over the phone or over the fence.
Click on the ‘download’ button to access the Staying Safe Online resources as a printable document.