Age UK has created a useful guide for older people to help them stay safe online. As online scams become more common, it’s important that people know what to look out for.
Age UK’s guide includes information on the different types of online scams and how to identify them. It also has resources to help older people shop and bank safely online, as well as how they can protect their privacy on social media.
Those that have been a victim of a scam may be unsure what to do, so Age UK has also written advice outlining what support is available. This includes how to report fraud, where to access support for victims, who to contact if they’re struggling to pay bills after being scammed, and how to help someone who has been scammed.
Find this information here: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/scams-fraud/support-for-scam-victims/
Age UK can offer support for older people who would like to speak to someone about scams or fraud – call 0800 678 1602 for free advice and to request a printed copy of the guides mentioned above.