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Guest writer: Online scams concern us all

Information security now!

The telephone hotline operated by the Huijarit kuriin (“Stop the Scammers”) project receives calls from both seniors and young people. While seniors have formed the majority of audiences at the project’s training events, its webinars have seen younger attendees. When combating online scams, the best approach is to focus on digital skills rather than age groups or the differences between younger and older internet users. It may well be that your grandma knows better than you do! Our guest writer is Tapani Veija, who manages the Huijarit kuriin project organised by the Consumers’ Union of Finland.