Protecting Yourself Online: Tips from the “Internet Godfather”

Posted on 09/15/20

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What will you learn at our free Facebook and YouTube live presentation? Protecting Yourself Online: Tips from the “Internet Godfather”

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 6:30 pm

Deep within the internet is the Dark Web, a space where criminals can anonymously buy and sell illegal goods and private information. Known as the “Internet Godfather,” Brett Johnson created one of the dark web’s first online stores where criminals and scammers bought stolen credit cards, Social Security numbers, drugs and guns. Eventually, he was caught and convicted.  Now, after serving seven years in prison, Brett works to stop criminal enterprise and consults for the Secret Service and the cybersecurity industry.

After his time in prison, Brett turned his back on criminal enterprise and became a consultant for the Secret Service and the cybersecurity industry and now he is sharing his knowledge of cyber crimes with AARP members.

Join AARP Missouri on October 6th for a very informative presentation on Facebook and YouTube Live, "Protecting Yourself Online: Tips from the “Internet Godfather”.  You’ll get a rare look inside the  mind of a former dark web mastermind, Brett Johnson.  Brett will detail how scammers convince you to hand over your hard-earned money.  Log on to learn what you can do to protect yourself and the people you care about from scams and fraud. 

Registration is not required. Click here and check the "Interested" or "Going" box to receive a reminder from Facebook.

Have a question for Brett Johnson about cybersecurity or how to stay safe from fraud online? E-mail the question to us by October 5th.  Send your question to and put Brett Johnson in the subject line.

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