Avoiding scams

Internet Safety

Internet safety is important for people of all ages to be aware of to keep themselves safe online and some seniors may be especially vulnerable to internet scams.

We have had a carer suggest this ultimate guide to internet safety for seniors as a very clear tips and explanations:



Scams are constantly changing and getting more difficult to spot. Please taking sensible precautions to make sure you and the person you care for are protected. Take a look at the advice from the Financial Conduct Authority on how to be ScamSmart and avoid scams: 


Being home alone means an increased risk of being susceptible to scams and could even mean some people affected by illnesses such as dementia are more likely to be vulnerable to financial abuse. Scams can take place over the phone, online and face-to-face. Here are the Alzheimer’s Society tips on how to avoid them:


Loan Sharks

Stop Loan Sharks investigates and prosecutes illegal money lenders and provides support for borrowers in the UK. If you have borrowed from a loan shark or are worried about someone else, they can help and keep you safe.

Their specially trained staff will provide you with emotional and practical support that is tailored to your needs.


Phishing emails

For information on how to spot signs of scam emails and what to do if you have already clicked on them visit: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/suspicious-email-actions