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'Younger generation falls for tech scams more than grandparents'

 Millennials, often portrayed as tech-savvy caricatures, are actually more likely to fall for technology-related scams through calls, e-mails or popup ads as compared to their grandparents, a new survey has found.


'Younger generation falls for tech scams more than grandparents'

New York: Millennials, often portrayed as tech-savvy caricatures, are actually more likely to fall for technology-related scams through calls, e-mails or popup ads as compared to their grandparents, a new survey has found.

The technological survey of about 1,000 adults from 12 countries suggests that old people are less likely to fall for tech support scams than their grandchildren.

Ipsos Public Affairs, a technological survey-based research group, and Microsoft asked the participants about their experiences with tech-support scams.

The survey found that on a global scale, just 20 percent of respondents took the scams seriously and only nine per cent lost money to them.

Interestingly, the survey found that younger users were actually much more likely to fall for scams than their older counterparts, 'Live Science' reported.

As many as 27 percent of the 18-24 year olds fell for a scam, with 13 percent of them losing money.

A staggering 32 percent (nearly one-third) of the 25-34 year olds fell for a scam and 18 per cent of them lost money, the survey found.

Among the participants who were over 66 years old, there was not much deception. While they encountered phone, e-mail and popup scams at roughly the same rates as their younger counterparts, they heard out scammers only 11 percent of the time, and gave into them only three percent of the time. 

From Zee News

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