Senior Security Series

A Fraud Prevention Learning Resource for Seniors

As the world has transitioned into a period of quarantining and social distancing, many have adjusted to operating daily life digitally. This shift also opened up new avenues for fraudsters to exploit one of the most vulnerable populations during this pandemic. At IDology, we have found a dramatic rise in attempted fraud using stolen data from those who are age 65 and older.

To help combat the uptick in fraud attempts against senior citizens, we’ve created a series of instructional and informative videos on preventing these attacks. Please use these videos as a resource and share with anyone who may benefit from learning how to avoid targeted scams and protect their data during these unprecedented times. You can also read more about new research on increasingly popular fraud tactics and consumer trust in our latest blog.

Infographic explaining cybersecurity statistics and tips for seniors during COVID-19 Infographic explaining cybersecurity statistics and tips for seniors during COVID-19
How to Avoid Phishing Scams
Learn how to spot malicious emails and phishing trends regarding COVID-19.
Scams Exploiting Seniors During COVID-19
Learn about trending new scams that are targeting senior citizens in the age of COVID-19, as well as how to identify these malicious attempts and how to ultimately avoid being conned.
3 Tips to Prevent Identity Theft and Fraud
Watch to learn three simple tasks you can do at home to keep fraud at bay.
How to Opt Out of Pre-Approved Credit Card Offers
Pre-approved credit card offers may be a target for fraudsters. Find out how to avoid this fraud tactic by keeping credit card companies from sending you unsolicited credit cards in the mail.
Using Multi-factor Authentication to Deter Fraud
Learn about this free security tool that will keep fraudsters from accessing your account, even if they have your password.
How to Check if You Are Involved with Previous Data Breaches
Learn how to easily check to see if your information was compromised during any previous data breaches, and what information may be at risk.
Securing Your iOS Device Part 1
Keep your iOS or Apple device secure by learning how to keep your device and its apps up to date.
Securing Your iOS Device Part 2
Learn two additional tips to keep your iOS or Apple device safe, including how to set up a secure passcode and how to block unwanted callers.
Securing Your iOS Device Part 3
How to prevent unauthorized users from trying to guess your passcode and how to reduce your lock screen timeout to keep criminals from accessing your private information.
Securing Your Android Device Part 1
Follow these steps to learn what version of Android you are running on your device to make sure your device is receiving the latest security updates.
Securing Your Android Device Part 2
Checklist to make sure your Android device is set up properly and securely.