Important Note to Senior Citizens or Anyone Who Is Not Computer-Savvy

There are many senior citizens who have not mastered computers. There are many people also of all ages who have not mastered computers. This is completely understandable considering that the first home computer sold to a mass market was an IBM and introduced in 1986, many years after the United States Army had a form of the Internet in the 1970s.

The reason why I am bringing this up is that due to the current Canada Post Strike, many of you who have been steering away from online banking, online shopping, just the same as that expression “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” well, endeavouring into the potentially dangerous world of the online marketplace, including online banking could be just enough to ruin you financially in your silver-haired years.

I would not want to see this happen to ANYONE, regardless of their age. In many circles I am considered to be an extremely computer-savvy person, yet, in 2016, I lost more than $18,000 CAD in a wire transfer scam that started with a connection from LinkedIn.

Using this as an example, please, if you do not know the online environment or computers well, and you get along just fine reading your newspapers every single day, please continue to do so. Learn at your leisure and when and where you want to about computers. However, when it comes to banking and shopping online, you really need to be cautious and a trip with WheelsTrans or any form of an accessible public transit, or your own vehicle, to drive into the bank or get your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, or children, or spouse, or partner, to help you to do your shopping, rather than go online in order to prevent anything disastrous occurring, particularly keeping in mind that this month is still Fraud Prevention Month, plus moving into a holiday time when scamming online will be high, please just go into your bank and shop where you know the people there.

A Message From the Concerned Canadian Citizen Person Who Runs Donna Magazine


Author: kakonged

I am an author, journalist, teacher, and lawyer who lives in Toronto, Canada. This picture is a selfie that was done on Saturday, February 24, 2018, nearing six years of my being dreadlocked.