Hacking happens when anyone tries to steal valuable information online. It may be your identity or personal data or money.
Hackers may pose as someone you know like your bank, a grandchild or the IRS and use sophisticated schemes to gain your trust. Using emails, phone calls or texts, a hacker may convince you to share information.
Medicare beneficiaries are also targets for COVID-19 vaccine scams. A hacker may contact a senior via email, phone or in person and ask for personal or medical information to enroll a senior in a fraudulent vaccine trial.
By following a few best practices, you can learn to protect yourself and your family. Even if you’ve been a victim of hacking, you can still learn more and feel confident about being online.