Online safety and scams - how to protect yourself as a Senior

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It is important to keep safe while using technology. View some helpful resources below.

To learn important advice about safety and online scams, watch this video of the E-Safety Commissioner's presentation for Cardinia Shire residents.

More presentations from the E-Safety Commissioner

The E-Safety Commissioner (Australian Federal Government) hosts free online safety presentations to help older Australians stay safer online. Bookings are limited. To view all presentation topics and to book visit the Australian Government’s Be Connected website

Some of the presentations include:

  • staying safe on Facebook
  • apps for smarter travel
  • android phones
  • iPhone basics
  • all you need to know about data and public Wi-Fi
  • safer online shopping and banking
  • protect yourself against scams
  • selling safely online
  • connecting to others
  • how to use smart home technology
  • how to use zoom to make video calls
  • helpful apps for your smart device
  • how to use government websites.

Scammers are getting increasingly sophisticated in their attempts to get your money or personal details. Be alert and protect yourself from being scammed.

If you want more information about preventing scams or cybercrime, or if you have been affected yourself, see more contact details below.


Call 1300 432 273 or visit the Scamwatch website


Visit resources available about Cybercrime