Unfortunately, when working online, we have to be extra careful not to open ourselves up to fraudsters and scammers. But it's not all bad news, there are many ways we can stay vigilant and safe when using technology.
Whether it's learning to spot a scam (phishing) email, or learning how to identify a secure web page, there are plenty of ways we can make sure we're staying safe online.
If you're unsure of where to start, click on the purple icon to go to our Tech Talk on Feeling Safer with Tech. This is a brief introduction to the topic, and is the basis for the Tech Talks at our events.
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The internet is great fun but it does have dangers and we want you to be safe online. When you join a chatroom you'll find people are very friendly but the person you are talking to might not always be who they say they are.
The internet is a fantastic resource for playing, sharing, and learning. But if you find yourself spending a lot of time online, or thinking about it when you could be doing fun 'real world' things, maybe it's time to back off a bit. There's a whole world out there.
Computer viruses (sometimes called malware) are rogue programs which can spread from one computer to another. You may be sent an email with an attachment which when you click on it will release a virus. Criminals can then use this to take control of your computer, or the virus may scan your computer for personal information.
How to deal with scam emails
Phishing emails are one of the most common online threats, so it is important to be aware of the tell-tale signs and know what to do when you encounter them. Here are five ways to spot phishing attacks. The email asks you to confirm personal information Often an email will arrive in your inbox that looks very authentic.
Fraudulent emails, also known as "phishing" emails, try to trick you into revealing sensitive information like passwords or bank details. They often contain links to fake or "spoof" websites in an attempt to steal your information. They may even ask you to call a fake customer service number.
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