Brazos Hosting Class for Senior Citizens Cyber Safety April 9 and 11
Dr. Mike Winslow and Mitzi Morrison are facilitating a Cyber Safety two-part class for Senior Citizens Tuesday, April 9, and Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. Brazos Communications is hosting the class at the Brazos office located at 109 N. Avenue D in Olney. This free course is offered at no charge to attendees.
Dr. Winslow said this Cyber Safety class is a new course offered by the air force Association to complete its Senior Citizens’ Cyber Safety Initiative. He said the class is designed primarily for senior citizens.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), several fraudulent online scams target seniors because the senior citizens are most likely to have access to retirement funds, an unencumbered home and stellar credit. These qualities are attractive to scammers.
Winslow said there are many reasons why seniors should attend this informative class. “Seniors are vulnerable because they want to be kind-hearted and because they have availability to retirement funds. Many scams target seniors, and we will discuss the things you should look out for when surfing the internet. You should attend the class if your email has been hacked or if you’ve been a victim of a scam such as the “IRS Send Money Scam” or the “Sick Baby Scam.”
The FBI has warned senior citizens who are more than 60 years old, especially women and those who live alone that they be a special target of people who sell products and services by telephone. The Cyber Safety class will increase awareness and provide tips to avoid scams.
Please RSVP by sending an email to FreeClasses@brazosnet.com or by calling 940.564.5659 or 1.800.687.322. This class is a free class that is open to all senior citizens.