As long as the internet has been in existence, there has been some form of internet scams. Most of these scams are designed to target certain individuals, including our elderly community. The most common way people are scammed via the web is through clicking links within email and text messages.
According to fbi.gov, “Seniors are often targeted because they tend to be trusting and polite. They also usually have financial savings, own a home, and have good credit—all of which make them attractive to scammers.”
These scammers cast a wide net, hoping for someone to respond to the email or text, or simply click on their link inside the message. Once the link is clicked, the page that loads could very well be installing malware on your device (phone or computer) and collecting what they want most — your personal information!