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CHI (V) - Email, Text, Web Scams and More: How to Stay Safe Online

Please note this workshop is at 2:00 p.m. CENTRAL/3:00 p.m. EASTERN!

Cyber criminals use phishing emails because it is an easy, cheap, and effective way to trick us into giving away our personal information. It’s easy to get duped by these emails because they always address issues that are tied to your finances, including banking, Social Security, IRS, and shopping accounts. Learning a few simple tips will help you avoid falling for one of these scams so you can keep your money and identity safe

In this interactive workshop you will learn how to:

· Understand and identify phishing emails
· Ensure the safety of your email addresses and passwords
· Identify and report fraud in your bank and credit card statements
· Report fraudulent emails, text messages, and voicemails
· Identify ransomware and what to do if you’re hit with it
· Stay safe on public Wi-Fi systems
· Keep your important information safe while using the internet

This workshop is full of helpful illustrations, tips, and resources to help you identify and address internet-based scams. Show up live and get your questions answered—this session will NOT be recorded. Join us and gain new confidence about staying safe online!

Cyndi McCauley is a guide with GetSetUp (GSU), an online learning community for older adults. She has been teaching classes with GSU for two years, and teaching in public schools, colleges, and universities her entire life. She spent most of her professional career in the healthcare system, working as an instructor in radiography and as administrative director of an imaging department at a 400-bed hospital in Houston, TX, where she lives. She has researched various types of internet scams throughout the last 3 years of her career and has been teaching others how to avoid these scams through online classes. She spends her spare time teaching older adults in the community how to use computers and also enjoys time with her six rescue dogs. Learn more about Cyndi here:

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
On Zoom. Link will be shared in registration confirmation email.

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Helene Stelian
Open to All
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee