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Free event aimed at helping senior citizens stay safe online

Daisy Communications, the UK’s #1 independent provider of IT and business communications services, is holding a unique silver surfers coffee morning aimed at helping senior citizens protect their computers and personal information.

The business, based on Lomeshaye Industrial Park, will throw open its doors on Friday 29 November, from 10am to 12pm, for a unique coffee morning to coincide with Computer Security Day.

With more older people using the internet than ever before, the risk of fraud has increased tenfold. A 2018 report* claims that over 65s are three times more likely to lose money to fraudsters than being burgled.

The free event will provide attendees with an understanding on how to spot and avoid the most prominent scams, both over the phone and online. Topics covered will include password security, phishing and email scams, shopping safely online, and phone scams.

Guests will have the chance to submit questions to be covered before the event, while on the day they can bring their own laptops, tablets and smartphones, and be given a one-to-one “security health check” by Daisy’s internal IT team.

Tariq Saied, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Daisy Communications and host of the event, said: “Computer Security Day is designed to raise awareness of online threats and outline the importance of to securing computers, electronic devices, payment methods and online passwords.

“Securing information comes naturally to the younger generation that have grown up with technology. Baby boomers, however, have to learn how to do this and there is a shortage of quality guidance available meaning they’re often an easy target for fraudsters and scammers.

“Our coffee morning will provide attendees with the fundamentals of protecting their online services and devices, while also giving them the chance to receive a free digital health check they’d usually have to pay for.”

Free coffees, teas and cakes will be provided during the morning. There is a maximum of 25 places available and they will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Although aimed at over-65s, people of all ages are welcome to attend.

To register or to find out more about the event, call Rebecca Stubbs on 01282 607728, or email Rebecca.stubbs@daisycomms.co.uk.

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