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PROJECT: PROTECTING OUR ELDERLY AGAINST CYBER CRIMINALS

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Specialised Security Services feels compelled to address a pressing concern that has been increasingly prevalent in our society: the vulnerability of our elderly loved ones to cybercrimes.


It is imperative that children and siblings take proactive measures to safeguard elderly parents from falling victim to scams, fraudulent calls, and online deceptions.

 
  • In recent times, SSS has witnessed a surge in cases where the elderly are targeted by malicious individuals who exploit their trust and naivety.

  • Whether it is through scam calls, SMS messages, or deceptive Facebook schemes, these criminals prey on the unsuspecting nature of the elderly, often leaving them financially devastated and emotionally distressed.

  • As responsible family members, we must educate and empower our elderly parents to navigate the digital landscape safely.

  • This starts with actively engaging them in conversations about the dangers of cybercrimes and the importance of being vigilant online.

  • We must teach them to recognise red flags, such as unsolicited requests for personal information or promises of unrealistic rewards.

  • We must encourage parents to stay informed by reading articles and resources that raise awareness about prevalent scams and cyber threats.

  • By arming them with knowledge, they can be helped to make informed decisions and avoid falling prey to fraudulent schemes.

 

Failure to take act not only puts the elderly parents' financial security at risk but also exposes them to potential physical harm. Scam artists often target the elderly for various reasons, including identity theft, financial exploitation, and even home invasions.


We inadvertently jeopardise their safety and well-being by neglecting to assist our parents in safeguarding themselves against cybercrimes.


 

PIN and OTP Security:

  • Stress the importance of never sharing any PIN or One-Time Password (OTP) numbers over the phone, regardless of the reason or urgency presented by the caller. 

  • Legitimate organisations will never ask for this information over the phone.


Bank Impersonation Scams:

  • Educate them about common tactics scammers use, such as posing as bank representatives and claiming their money is at risk.

  • Remind them that banks will never ask to transfer funds to a "safe" account due to a fictitious risk.


Safe Selling Practices:

  • Teach them to be cautious when selling items on social media platforms like Facebook. 

  • Advise them never to provide their home address to potential buyers and to arrange meetings in well-lit, public locations such as a local police station. 

  • Additionally, emphasise the importance of never meeting buyers alone.


Messenger Safety:

  • Warn them about the prevalence of scams on messaging platforms like Facebook Messenger.

  • Inform them that scammers can manipulate technology to appear as if they are communicating with trusted friends or family members.

  • Encourage them to be sceptical of unsolicited messages and verify the sender's identity before engaging in conversation.


Documentation:

  • Emphasise the importance of keeping records and recordings of suspicious interactions or transactions. 

  • This documentation can serve as valuable evidence in the event of a scam or fraudulent activity, aiding in investigations and potential legal actions.


 

By imparting these crucial lessons to our parents, we empower them to navigate the digital world with confidence and resilience against cyber criminals' tactics.

 

Specialised Security Services invites the public to the Mike Bolhuis Daily Projects WhatsApp Group. This group is important in delivering insights into the latest crime trends, awareness, warnings and the exposure of criminals.


HOW TO JOIN THE MIKE BOLHUIS DAILY PROJECTS WHATSAPP GROUP:

• Follow the link to our WhatsApp group:

• "JOIN" to ensure you never miss our daily updates.

• You will receive automatic notifications as soon as a new project is posted.

 
CONTACT MR MIKE BOLHUIS FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES, PROTECTION, OR AN INVESTIGATION IF NEEDED.

ALL INFORMATION RECEIVED WILL BE TREATED IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENTIALITY AND EVERY IDENTITY WILL BE PROTECTED.
 

Regards,

Mike Bolhuis

Specialist Investigators into

Serious Violent, Serious Economic Crimes & Serious Cybercrimes

PSIRA Reg. 1590364/421949

Mobile: +27 82 447 6116

Fax: 086 585 4924

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EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: All potential clients need to be aware that owing to the nature of our work as specialist investigators there are people who have been caught on the wrong side of the law - who are trying to discredit me - Mike Bolhuis and my organisation Specialised Security Services - to get themselves off the hook. This retaliation happens on social media and creates doubt about our integrity and ability. Doubt created on social media platforms is both unwarranted and untrue. We strongly recommend that you make up your minds concerning me and our organisation only after considering all the factual information - to the exclusion of hearsay and assumptions. Furthermore, you are welcome to address your concerns directly with me should you still be unsatisfied with your conclusions. While the internet provides a lot of valuable information, it is also a platform that distributes a lot of false information. The distribution of false information, fake news, slander and hate speech constitutes a crime that can be prosecuted by law. Your own research discretion and discernment are imperative when choosing what and what not to believe.


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