Women of a Certain Age

Tackle Cyber Scammers Head On

April 19, 2022 Mary Labrie Season 3 Episode 44
Women of a Certain Age
Tackle Cyber Scammers Head On
Show Notes

We watch with fascination shows like, 'Inventing Anna,'  and 'Tinder Swindler,' where normal, intelligent people are fooled by tales of deception, and the clever use of social media. 

Scams are on the rise and one of scammers’ favourite targets is men and women of a certain age. Why? Mostly it’s because we have savings and assets, we are trusting, and we grew up in a time when cons and scams were relatively rare. Now not a day goes that I don’t get a call from a scammer or notice that one of my friends’ Facebook accounts has been hacked. 

Brian Williams is a cybersecurity expert. He works with corporations and governments to combat cyber security threats. He also does pro bono work with consumer groups to help average people fortify themselves against scammers and other cyber threats.