How can seniors protect themselves from cybercrime? Features

Dear Savvy Senior, I spend a lot of time online and love the convenience of paying bills, shopping, and following my grandchildren on Facebook and Instagram. But a few months ago, my computer was infected with malware, and I just found out that some online scammers opened a credit card using my ID and went on a shopping spree. Do you have some simple tips to help me stay safe while online? Patty is paranoid

Dear PattyUnfortunately, cybercrime against the elderly remains a major problem in the United States. According to the FBI’s 2022 Senior Fraud Report, cybercrime cost Americans over 60 more than $3 billion last year, a whopping 84 percent increase from 2021.

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