Cyber Security and Fraud

imageUnfortunately, there are a large number of bad actors who attempt to take advantage of seniors through cyber attacks or other fraudulent schemes.  Use the links below to learn more so that you can avoid these scams!

AARP Fraud Webinars
Free live and on-demand webinars on elder fraud.  Also, here is a link to the AARP Fraud Watch Network Watchdog Alert Handbook.
Cybersecurity Awareness Program - Older American Resources
Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity Awareness Training
This free training includes a certificate of completion.
Elder Fraud

In addition, you may find the FBI's 2020 Elder Fraud Report to be an interesting resource.
FinCEN - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
U. S. Department of Treasury

The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering and its related crimes including terrorism, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence. is a project of the National Consumers League (NCL), a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. NCL was founded in 1899 to promote the interests of consumers and workers in the United States and abroad.
How to Protect Seniors Against Cybercrimes and Scams
Center for Internet Security
Oasis Connections YouTube playlist on cybercrime prevention and online safety
Oasis Connections
SeniorNet is a non-profit group dedicated to bridging the gap between older adults and technology.
Top 10 Financial Scams Targeting Seniors
National Council on Aging