June 8, 2015 — Senior Scam Action Associates today announced that it has signed on as a partner of STOP. THINK. CONNECT., the global cybersecurity awareness campaign, to help all digital citizens stay safer and more secure online.
The campaign’s three easy, actionable steps: STOP. THINK. CONNECT. are easy to understand and apply. STOP. THINK. CONNECT. also advises all Internet users to take security measures, understand the consequences of their behavior and actions and enjoy the benefits of the Internet. Here are some additional tips and advice:
- Keep a Clean Machine: Keep all critical software—security software, Web browsers and operating systems—up to date.
- Protect Your Personal Information: Secure your accounts by making passwords long, strong and unique.
- Own Your Online Presence: Set security and privacy settings to your comfort level of sharing.
- When in Doubt, Throw it Out: If an email, social network post or text message looks suspicious, even if you know the source, delete it.
- Be a Good Online Citizen: Post only about others what you would have them post about you.
Senior Scam Action Associates is joining STOP. THINK. CONNECT.’s partner program to help promote messages about the importance of online safety.
Art Maines, co-director of Senior Scam Action Associates, and author of Scammed: Three Steps to Help Your Elder Parent & Yourself, said “We are excited to join STOP.THINK.CONNECT.’s partner program to help educate seniors on how to stay safe online.” Curtis Bailey, co-director of Senior
Scam Action Associates, agreed. “We look forward to sharing the incredible resources offered by STOP.THINK.CONNECT. to help as many people as we possibly can on our podcast at www.scammercast.com and in our presentations.”
The campaign’s Partner Program aims to address the worldwide problems of online security and cybercrime by harmonizing messaging across the globe. STOP. THINK. CONNECT. partners gain exclusive access to content, templates and other resources to make it easy for them to co-brand with the campaign.
STOP. THINK. CONNECT. was created by an unprecedented coalition of private companies, non-profits and government organizations with leadership provided by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG).
The campaign was launched in October of 2010 by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention in partnership with the U.S. government, including the White House.
NCSA, in partnership with the APWG, continue to lead the campaign. The Department of Homeland Security leads the federal engagement in the campaign.
The campaign’s messages were created by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention – a public-private partnership established in 2009 to develop the awareness effort. Information about founding STC Messaging Convention members is available at: http://stopthinkconnect.org/about-us/founders/.
Anyone interested in getting involved with STOP. THINK. CONNECT. is encouraged to visit: http://stopthinkconnect.org/get-involved.
About STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
The campaign launched in 2010 and was developed by the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Messaging Convention, a public-private partnership established in 2009 and led by The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) and National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) to develop and support a national cybersecurity awareness campaign. The Department of Homeland Security provides the Federal Government’s leadership for the campaign. Industry, government, non-profits and education institutions participate in STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Learn how to get involved at the STOP. THINK. CONNECT. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/STOPTHINKCONNECT, on Twitter at @STOPTHNKCONNECT, and the campaign website at http://stopthinkconnect.org/.
About Senior Scam Action Associates.
Senior Scam Action Associates was founded in May, 2014 by Art Maines, LCSW and Curtis Bailey, an attorney focused on Estate Planning and Elder Law. They combine the knowledge and expertise of a financial advisor, elder law attorney, and licensed clinical social worker to actively address senior scams, fraud, and financial exploitation. They produce a podcast on the 2 Guys Talking Podcast Network that can be downloaded on itunes or at https://www.scammercast.com. Learn more at Senior Scam Action Associates’ Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ssactionassociates.com