Younger consumers more likely to fall for tech support con jobs
Contrary to conventional wisdom, it’s not older consumers who are most easily duped by technical support scams, a survey released today claimed.
According to the poll’s results, people between 25 and 34 were more than three times as likely to fall for the fake-out as those aged 55 to 64. And the youngest age group — between 18 and 24 — were little better than their slightly-older cohort; they were tricked by the scams more than two and a half times the rate of the group aged 66 and older.
The survey, conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs this summer and paid for by Microsoft, queried 1,000 adults ages 18 and up in each of several countries, including the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and India.