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Free cybersecurity seminar at Northport Library on July 22

Many scammers hope to snare older adults on

Many scammers hope to snare older adults on the assumption they are easy prey. Photo Credit: Newsday / Jack Sherman

Anyone who uses the Internet has encountered suspicious websites or received suspicious emails. Many scammers hope to snare older adults on the assumption they are easy prey.

A free brochure from the Department of Homeland Security can help you spot online scams and avoid bad medical advice from self-proclaimed online experts whose information might be inaccurate or harmful. "Cyber Tips for Older Americans" can be downloaded at nwsdy.li/cyber-dhs.

And to get a hands-on lesson in how not to become a victim, computer-training organization SeniorNet is holding a free seminar on computer security. The workshop will be at Northport Library on Tuesday, July 22 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (631-261-6930) and West Islip Library on Tuesday, July 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. (631-661-7080).

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