3/4/2016 – Scam victims aren’t dumb; they’re human

Mar 04, 2016 Comments Off by

You might receive a call from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service or Justice Department saying you owe back taxes, or from someone purporting to be from Microsoft doing you the courtesy of helping debug your computer after a random check by the software company revealed that a virus had slipped into my system.

It’s fair to wonder, who falls for this stuff?

“What we’ve found is that different types of fraud work on different profile types,” said Martha Deevy, director of the Center on Longevity’s Financial Security Division. “For instance, investment fraud works best on highly educated men, who think they’re too smart to be scammed.”

Read the full article at Los Angeles Times.

Center, Longevity News 2016

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