A quick history
Charlie’s grandma (Patsy) was being plagued by nuisance and scam calls and didn’t know how to stop them. She climbed to Everest’s base camp when she was 80. She is by no means vulnerable in life, but she was vulnerable to scams. Charlie helped her strengthen her digital protection by first making her ‘off limits’ to scammers and nuisance marketers. (He started by signing her up with the Telephone Preference Service and put a BT Call Blocker to work, before updating her online passwords). Within weeks her problem disappeared. Patsy told her friends and the IPS community was born.
Patsy had no interest in learning about ‘cyber security’, but she needed the same level of protection as someone that did. That is a gap in the UK in the moment. There is no single destination to help sort this out for you. It is assumed that everyone will react to the news coverage of scams by doing internet research to work out which tools they need to sign-up for.
IPS is for people who don’t want to waste precious time becoming an expert.
We show you the basics and advise you when you need to make changes every now and again.