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Safety Tips: Keep your family members safe from scam calls and frauds like this..

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Every day people suffer losses due to online scams and frauds. Scammers target elderly people. Such people are not very digitally competent, due to which it is easy for scammers to defraud them. According to data from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, an average of $3 billion is defrauded from elderly people in a year.

This figure is continuously increasing year after year. In such a situation, it becomes the responsibility of other people in the house to inform the elders of the house about the scams and frauds happening online. Explain to them what should be done and what not to be done in this situation. Here we will talk about some such important points. Which can help to a great extent in keeping you and your family safe from scams and frauds.

New methods of scam are coming

Scammers are devising new ways to trap innocent people. By the time people become aware of a scam, a new method has emerged. In what ways can they trap your parents? It is difficult to say about this. But if some things are taken care of, safety can be achieved to a great extent.

Greed to win money: If you receive a message about winning a prize through a call, message, or on any other social media platform, then you need to be alert in this situation. Generally, such messages are sent for scams and fraud. They have nothing to do with reality at all.

Government Call: Nowadays a new trend has been discovered by scammers. In this, they describe themselves as employees of government agencies. Many times, attempts are made to trap people by posing as police officers. They put pressure on the common people that a complaint has been made in their name.

If he pays some money, his name will be removed from it. As a result, many people fall into this trap and give money and later realize that they have been defrauded.

Unwanted calls: Inform your elders about unwanted calls. Many times, scammers take personal information in the name of a bank or any institution, based on which they commit fraud and cheating. If anyone asks for personal information, first check carefully whether the person calling is genuine or is trying to trick you into fraud.

Limited Time Offers: Common people are lured to win prizes by making limited-time offers on emails, text messages, and phone calls. It is also said that this offer is for a limited time. To participate in this you will have to pay some money. Some people even give money on their request.

Free Launch: Messages come in the mail asking you to join free seminars. It is written in the mail that there will be a free dinner at the event and the price will also be given. But some fees will have to be paid for registration. Elderly people get trapped in this trap. Tell them not to attend any such event.

Safety tips to avoid scams

Ignore spam calls: Scammers call elderly people. This is the simplest way for them to reach out to the less digitally capable. You can give information about spam calls from your family members. To block spam calls you can dial *87.

Cut the call: Generally, elderly people start talking to scammers when they receive such calls. In such a situation, you should tell them that if any such call comes, it should be disconnected immediately. By not doing this, these people trap you take personal information, and then commit fraud.

Do not pay attention to fake mail: Tell your parents not to pay attention to fake mail. Digitally empower your parents to protect them from becoming victims of fraud. It is important to help them monitor financial accounts to avoid scams.

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