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Top tips for keeping the scammers out

... Top tips for keeping the scammers out Scams, Eldercare, Online, Protection Scamming seems to be a growth industry and the techniques that scammers use can be overt or subtle. Shân Hughes provides a roundup of advice that you can pass on to older members of ...

How to help your parent use the internet

... varying delivery costs arriving straight to your parent's door. Security It's necessary to advise every new internet user on the dangers of spam, scams, malware and phishing. Make sure your parent has decent antivirus protection and they know how to update it. As long as ...

How to help your parents get online: buying and installing broadband

... internet can be a mystery. It also doesn't help that much of what we hear in the news centres around viruses, hacking, scams and other criminal activity. Sometimes those caught in the digital divide just need a little advice and a nudge in the right direction ...

Forewarned is forearmed where scammers exist

... elderly people all over the country being taken in by scammers and fraudsters. If you'd like to offer your parents a guide to avoiding scams, AgeUK has an excellent download. There's useful advice too on the Crimestoppers website. Do you have advice on how you are ...

How to help your parent set up an email address

... , so introduce them to sites such as Hoax Slayer and Snopes so that they have somewhere to read up on internet security and common scams. Adding their email account to Microsoft Outlook For parents who have a PC or laptop of their own they may prefer to access ...

Preparing for live-in care – what you need to know

... a visit by an outside professional or a friend- especially if it made them very happy. Also they need to be vigilant about scams or being duped. Good carers will always ask close family members if they can do something different or special for the relative, ...