New initiative teaches S’pore seniors how to spot and avoid online scams
SINGAPORE: Seniors who receive messages online allegedly from a bank official asking them for their account details and personal data should be careful as they could be a scam.
These are scenarios trainers from global technology firm NTT are coaching seniors as part of a new programme to help them identify common ruses and stay safe online.
Through both virtual and classroom workshop sessions, depending on Covid-19 restrictions, NTT’s security division and Lions Befrienders hope to reach out to 7,600 seniors by the end of 2022.
Seniors who need help navigating digital platforms can also tap volunteers from Lions Befrienders, who will be at the sessions.
The initiative is one of many programmes Lions Befrienders has organised since June last year to introduce digital technology into the lives of seniors.
Lions Befrienders chairman Anthony Tay…