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If you’re a younger person who thinks older people are more likely to get scammed online than you are, your dodgy prince awaits.  A recent Better Business Bureau study found 69 per cent of online scam victims are under 45 — and millennials are more likely to get conned than baby boomers.  “Despite the perception that it is typically the elderly scam victim, it’s actually more likely for those in the 25 to 55 range that are likely to be victims of scams,” said Peter Moorhouse, president and CEO of BBB Atlantic Canada. “In particular, there’s a spike in the 25 to 35 range.”

Source: CBC

Date: November 9th, 2016

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/online-scams-better-business-bureau-millennials-baby-boomers-1.3813603

Discussion

1) “The study found older people don’t suffer from “optimism bias,” which means they know they’re vulnerable to online scams. Younger, more educated people imagine they are invulnerable, and so become vulnerable.”  How might you use this information to help protect employees at a company you work at from getting scammed?

2) “People were emailed by someone pretending to be from the police department and writing about a traffic ticket. The email tells people to click to view the ticket — but opening the link can compromise your computer.”   How do you stop employees at a company from opening emails like this?

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