“At a seminar Wednesday attended mostly by seniors, District Attorney Mike Ramsey reminded them that older generations are often targeted by frauds and scams because they have more disposable income, are more trusting, and are likely to be more polite to scammers over the phone. Among simple things people can do to protect themselves from Internet fraud is to create a password made up of letters and numbers, rather than using something personal, like a birth date or anniversary. The men also said using your mother’s maiden name is a no-no, but said the biggest mistake most victims make is giving out their Social Security numbers….”
Source: Team Cymru Internet Security News