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4 Steps to Keep Seniors Safe from Cyber Crime

By Royal Bank of Canada

Published May 29, 2024 • 1 Min Read

Cyber scams are on the rise around the world. And while people of all ages are potential targets of cyber crime, seniors can be especially appealing to cyber criminals. As more and more seniors use a smartphone and browse the internet – with potentially limited confidence and online savviness – they are prime targets for criminals who prey on their vulnerability.  

Here are four simple steps you can share with the seniors in your life that can help them be prepared and remain safe online.  

For more tips to help keep seniors safe from cyber crime, take a look at our Cybersecurity Checklist for Seniors, which outlines common scams and a checklist of steps that they can keep handy at home.

This article is intended as general information only and is not to be relied upon as constituting legal, financial or other professional advice. A professional advisor should be consulted regarding your specific situation. Information presented is believed to be factual and up-to-date but we do not guarantee its accuracy and it should not be regarded as a complete analysis of the subjects discussed. All expressions of opinion reflect the judgment of the authors as of the date of publication and are subject to change. No endorsement of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressly given or implied by Royal Bank of Canada or any of its affiliates.

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