Gen Z more likely to fall victim to online scams than boomers

A fascinating generational divide has emerged in the world of online scams, as detailed by a recent study. While 23 per cent of Gen Z respondents reported falling victim to online shopping scams, only nine per cent of boomers said the same. In contrast, 18 per cent of boomers have been duped by email phishing, compared to just nine per cent of Gen Z.

Despite their tech-savviness, Gen Z is more susceptible to social media and online shopping frauds. Boomers, on the other hand, are more likely to be tricked by traditional email phishing and tech support scams.

This study sheds light on the tailored approaches scammers use for different age groups. It underscores the need for broadening our digital literacy and awareness to include understanding and identifying various types of scams.

It’s crucial for everyone, regardless of age, to stay informed about the latest scam tactics and to remain vigilant in digital spaces. Continuous education and caution are the keys to combating these evolving digital threats.

Sources include: Vox

Jim Love
Jim Love
I've been in IT and business for over 30 years. I worked my way up, literally from the mail room and I've done every job from mail clerk to CEO. Today I'm CIO and Chief Digital Officer of IT World Canada - Canada's leader in ICT publishing and digital marketing.

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