New report shows young adults are likely to get scammed

The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker found adults aged 18-24 have fallen victim to online scams amid the coronavirus pandemic.
1:50 | 03/01/21

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This is surprising to me. Very surprising because as robin laughs at me, because we usually think that people 18 to 24, they're Xavier about what they see online. People my age who get scammed so break down the finding for us. Reporter: Yeah, you may be surprised by this, but the online scam tracker finds that people 18 to 24 are just as susceptible as the rest of us to falling victim to these online scam, in fact reporting an average of $150 in losses which is the same as those 65 years old and older and in 020 the number of online scam reports rose 38%. Michael, people say this is because we're spending more time online and because we're buying more online as well. That makes a lot of sense. What are some of the top caps that people all ages are falling for? Yeah, those top scams are for online purchases. What are we talking about here? Medical supplies, nutritional supply, pets and pet supplies as well. Talking about clothing and accessories, vehicles, vehicle parts and, of course, those digital devices everybody is buying online. And so if we know all that how do we protect ourselfs? What does the better business bureau recommend for us? Reporter: So, their experts are saying here are the tips. Make sure you're aware scammers can copy logos and scams. If it seems legit, it may not be, be aware of that. Buy online from websites that have that secure url so that https and, of course, that little lock that's in the address bar as well and you never want to give away personal information to someone who contacts you unsolicited and, of course, remember, during this pandemic these scammers, they're very savvy, they're preying on our emotional sensitivity, on the scarcity of products, so be especially vigilant when buying anything that's in high dehand,

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