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<p>Are young people more naive than their elders when it comes to online scams? This is what a survey relayed by CybSafe seems to suggest. To see more clearly, the experts carried out their survey among Internet users residing in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.</p>
<h2>Phishing and romance scams</h2>
<p >The comparison of Generation Z (people born between the 90s and 2010) is particularly enlightening in this regard. We note that younger people are approximately three times more likely to be fooled by a phishing attack than baby boomers. This is even more obvious when it comes to romance scams, since the latter are five times more likely to report this scam compared to the oldest.</p>
<p>But must we conclude from this that the young people are more naive? Not necessarily. As our colleagues at <em>Digital Informations World</em> rightly point out, members of Generation Z use the Internet much more frequently than baby boomers. They are therefore exposed to more risks, particularly in terms of e-commerce or on dating applications and social networks.</p>
<p>Regardless, this study undermines the stereotype of naive seniors who succumb too easily to online scams. The latter are increasingly aware of the risks and are more cautious than they were in the past.</p>
<p>As a reminder, the results of this survey are not that surprising. than they appear. In fact, we already mentioned a survey in 2018 which reached the same conclusions.</p>
<p>A study by the Better Business Bureau, an organization present in the USA and Canada, responsible for promoting notions of fairness and business ethics, indicated that digital natives were much more likely to be victims of internet scams than older generation Internet users.</p>
<p><em>“Students can be easy targets for scammers and identity thieves. They are old enough to have money, young enough to be vulnerable and are probably unsupervised because many of them have just left home,” noted Heather Massey of the Better Business Bureau. </p>
<p>Phishing has already been pointed out. Analysts already explained these results by mentioning the fact that Millennials spent much more time online than their elders, particularly on social networks where this type of fraudulent messages are often sent to them. You can always reread our article here.</p>
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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116