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Microsoft Internet Explorer

To turn on JavaScript in Internet Explorer, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security tab.
  2. Click the Web content zone that you are using (for example, click Local Intranet),
    and then click Custom Level button.
  3. Locate Active scripting under Scripting settings. Click to select the Enable radio button.
  4. Click OK button on Security Settings and Internet Options windows to save your changes.

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To turn on JavaScript in Firefox, follow these steps:

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.., and then click the Content tab.
  2. Click to select the Enable JavaScript check box.
  3. Click OK button to save the setting.

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To turn on JavaScript in Safari, follow these steps:

  1. Open Safari
  2. On the Safari menu, click on Preferences.
  3. Click the Security icon.
  4. Click on Enable JavaScript next to the Web Content section if it is not checked
  5. Close the Preferences window
  6. Close and restart Safari.

Opera 9.xx series

To turn on JavaScript in Opera 9.xx series, follow these steps:

  1. Open Opera.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Preferences.
  3. Click Content in the Preferences list.
  4. Check the box next to Enable JavaScript.
  5. Click the JavaScript Options button to open the JavaScript Options box.
  6. Check the boxes that you want to allow.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click OK.

Google Chrome(v0.4.154.23)

To turn on JavaScript in Google Chrome(v0.4.154.23), follow these steps:

  1. First close any open Chrome windows.
  2. Right click on a blank area of your Desktop.
  3. Select New.
  4. Create a new Shortcut with the following in the "Type the location of the item:" text box:
    • For Windows Vista:
      %userprofile%\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -enable-javascript
    • For Windows XP:
      "%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\chrome.exe" -enable-javascript
      Note: You'll have to enclose the file path for Windows XP in quotes due to there being spaces in it.





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Protecting At-Risk or Vulnerable Adults

​As your parents, or other loved ones around you age, it's important to help them understand the potential dangers of fraud and financial abuse. Learn how you can educate and help protect them.




​Identifying Fraud & Financial Abuse 

As your loved ones age, you’re faced with new concerns – one of which is helping to educate and protect them against fraud. A financial abuser can come in the form of a stranger, a friend, a caregiver or even another family member who encourages or coerces your loved one into making transactions or taking out large sums of cash.

​​If you feel that your loved one or a senior you know is a victim of financial abuse or fraud, call M&T at 1-800-724-2440 (Monday–Friday 6am–9pm, Saturday–Sunday 9am–5pm ET) to get immediate help.

​Common Senior Fraud Scams

Your loved one may be a target because of their age. Senior citizen​​s sometimes have difficulty with technology, can become disoriented or confused, or mistakenly trust the wrong person out of a desire for companionship. Help protect your loved one by becoming familiar with the most common scams.

  • Be wary of suspicious solicitation. Whether in person or over the phone, no one should ask your loved one to send them money unless they have chosen to buy something and have determined the organization is reputable and trustworthy
  • Beware of checks from strangers. Fraud artists often ask innocent victims to deposit a check and then send a portion of the money back to them immediately via wire or by funding a prepaid card. In these cases, the check is often no good
  • Avoid lottery scams. Your loved one may be notified that they’ve won a foreign lottery. To collect their winnings, they need to wire a certain amount of money to cover “taxes” and they’ll be paid once the funds are received
  • Question inheritance notifications. Your loved one may receive a letter informing them that they’ve inherited a large sum of money, but in order to accept the balance, they must wire transfer funds to a specified individual
  • Be skeptical of requests for romance or companionship. Fraudsters may pose as someone seeking friendship or romance and, after establishing trust, trick your loved one into providing money for an “expense”
  • Avoid selling expensive items on the Internet. A scammer may send a counterfeit check that is more than the item’s sale price and ask that the seller, your loved one, wire transfer the excess amount back to the buyer

Other Useful Resources

Below, we’ve li​sted a few resources that provide more information about protecting elderly and vulnerable adults from fraud:

Learn how to protect​ yourself.

Stay curren​​t on fraud protection best practices, take advantage of useful tools, and find helpful tips on our How to Protect Yourself​ page.​