Maintaining Safety and Privacy While Using the Internet
Older adults lose as much as $36 billion annually to financial exploitation, and the internet is a prime tool for scammers. As we integrate digital technologies into every aspect of our lives, it can be hard to make informed choices about the privacy and security risks that come with them. It’s a fact that online scammers target older adults, so it’s important that you are proactively protecting yourself.
Techniques to protect yourself online:
- Identify secure websites
- Enable pop up blockers
- Freeze your credit for FREE in Maryland!
- Keep your passwords private and secure
- Find out where to safely recycle electronic devices in Maryland
If you have been the victim of a scam in Maryland – whether online or otherwise, it’s important that you report the scam to law enforcement. Here are the agencies that you should report to. If you need assistance in this process, or in dealing with the impact of scams, call the SOAR hotline for assistance at (443)-961-6220.