Spotting an online scam: can you pass the quiz?

Home Instead Senior Care, the world’s largest in-home senior caregiving organization, recently launched a website focused on educating seniors and their families to recognize critical online scam red flags.

Just in time for tax season–a high traffic period for online scammers and identity thieves–Home Instead’s Protect Seniors Online offers visitors helpful resources regarding techniques to limit their vulnerability online and scammer strategies to watch out for as you browse websites, open emails, and post to social media.

And if you’d like to test your own knowledge of safe online navigation, you can take the website’s “Can You Spot an Online Scam” quiz.  It’s a 10-question test positing a series of common online scenarios–some safe, and some that should instantly set off alarm bells.  Your challenge is to differentiate the secure from the suspicious.

Check out this site if you want to learn more about how you can protect yourselves or your senior loved ones from online predators–and if you think you’ve got it all figured out, have a crack at the online scam quiz.  Let us know how you did!


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