Attorney General Ashley Moody Press Release
VIDEO: Attorney General Moody provides online safety tips for children, seniors and adults on Safer Internet Day
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Attorney General Ashley Moody released online safety tips for Floridians today in recognition of Safer Internet Day. In 2020, the The Federal Bureau of Investigation reported that internet scammers have victimized more than 50,000 Floridians, with nearly $300 million lost to online scams. Anyone can fall prey to these schemes. That’s why Attorney General Moody is issuing a warning to children, seniors and adults on Safer Internet Day to help Floridians guard against fraud.
Attorney General Ashley Moody said, “No one is completely safe online, and that’s why we’ve developed resources to help keep Floridians safe on the internet. As we recognize Safer Internet Day, please take a moment to review your online safety plan to ensure that you are doing everything possible to protect your identity, personal information and children from cybercriminals and hackers. predators.
Over the past year, Attorney General Moody has published online safety content for Floridians of all ages:
Online safety for children
Last month, Attorney General Moody released the Online Safety Toolkit 2022, designed to help parents educate their children about the dangers of online human trafficking and create effective online safety plans for safe Internet use. The toolkit contains pages of educational materials from federal, state, and local public agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, law enforcement, and tech companies from Florida.
To view the 2022 Online Safety Toolkit in English, click here.
To view the 2022 Online Safety Toolkit in Spanish, click here.
Online safety for seniors
To help seniors avoid scams, Attorney General Moody launched the Scams at a Glance Program. The online resource provides advice and information through downloadable brochures designed to help consumers with information and best practices to guard against fraud.
To see the Scams at a Glance: Tech Support Edition in English, click on here.
To see the Scams at a Glance: Tech Support Edition in Spanish, click on here.
Online safety for adults
Attorney General Moody issues consumer alerts covering a wide range of topics, many of which focus on various technology-related scams that are reported to the Florida Attorney General’s office.
Some of the latest technology-related consumer alerts include:
To view other recent consumer alerts, visit the Attorney General Moody’s Consumer Alerts webpage at MyFloridaLegal.com/ConsumerAlert.