You can set these messages to arrive every 30 minutes, two hours, five hours or 12 hours.If you don’t respond within five minutes, Kitestring will alert your emergency contacts.Unfortunately, if you are a senior, or even just over 50, then you need to be even more careful.Statistics show that seniors are not only more likely to have fallen for an online scam, they are more likely to be targeted, and when they lose money, they lose more than their younger peers.
You’d think twice before getting into a complete stranger’s car, wouldn’t you?
There are also options for setting a check-in word or duress code in case someone takes over your phone in an emergency situation. The app lets you pick the activity you’re doing, like jogging, shopping, or showing a house to clients, and select a time limit.
If you fail to check-in at the allotted time, the app will send out alerts to your pre-selected contacts.
Ask any of our members and they’ll tell you this extra focus on safety creates an environment that’s really not like anything they’ve found anywhere else.
But it also means we get some extraordinary insights into the sorts of things that scammers, fakes and fraudsters will try to do to get money (or worse) from their intended victims.