Cyber_Awareness_Security_SSA_Event Power Point
Twelve Simple Steps to Protect Yourself From Cyber Elder Abuse
(1) Request a copy of your free credit report at: 877-322-8228
(2) Remove your name / email address from direct mail lists, internet or email
adds. Mail a request to: DMA Mail Preference Service, P. O. Box #643,
Carmel, NY 10512 / Or log on to: www.dmachoice.org
(3) Place your name on the “Do Not Call” list ~ this will need to be updated
quarterly. From the phone number you are registering, call:
(4) Remove the name of deceased individuals from mailing lists. Sign up at:
(5) Opt out of pre-approved credit offers 888-567-8688
avoid posting personal and private information that may inadvertently alert
scammers to your family information, whereabouts, income level or possessions.
(7) Regularly apply system updates on all of your devices when you are prompted
by your device to do so. This adds another level of security to your phone,
computer, tablet, etc.
(8) Don’t give control of your device to a third party who calls you out of the blue
to tell you “something’s wrong”.
(9) Do not rely on Caller ID alone to authenticate a caller. Criminals can spoof
caller ID numbers and they may appear to be calling from a legitimate
company or local number when they may not even be in the same country as
(10) Never provide your password, credit card, Social Security Number, personal or
financial information to someone who calls and claims to be from tech or fraud
support. No legitimate organization will ask you for this information.
(11) Lastly, criminals routinely rely on fear to deceive and manipulate you.
Immediately suspect a crime if you feel confused or wary about a cyber or
internet device communication ~ Trust Your Instincts ~ CHECK IT OUT
Before You Respond!
(12) If you or someone you know may have been victimized by a cyber fraudster,
please submit a complaint to the Federal Bureau of Investigation IC3 (FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center) at: https://www.ic3.gov/ or
WHEN IN DOUBT . . . REACH OUT!