How to keep grandparents safe from cybercriminals

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An expert at the Center for Internet Security warned that cyberthieves are profiling victims before they make contact.

INDIANAPOLIS — Cybersecurity experts have warnings for people about online scams, including several targeting grandparents. 13News talked with the Center for Internet Security to learn about romance scams.

“It’s at the top of the list of scams targeted to our senior community,” CIS Vice President James Globe said. “It’s where you have a criminal posing as a person of romantic interest to our senior population on various dating sites. Their end goal is to extort money by creating an urgency-type scenario or an emergency-type of scenario or something harmful that will make this senior want to provide some type of financial money, gift card, credit card information of that type. It always comes down to them trying to extort money from the potential…

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