Scammers target teens, not just seniors


I’ve never taken a poll — scientific, experiential or otherwise — on who most people think are most often targeted by con artists. My guess is the answer would be senior citizens, but the real answer would be everyone — including teenagers.

In a report released by ESET, a technology company based in San Diego, they highlighted five scams that are aimed at teenagers.

Acknowledging teens may not be as impressionable as small children, the report finds that they “have a trusting nature, innocence and youthful naivety that may make them a prime target for scam artists.”

Scammers’ goal with teens is the same as any other target — to rip them off for money or personal information.

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If you’re a parent or grandparent of a teenager, these are scams to watch out for and make sure your teens are equally aware:

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