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Middle-aged people who consider themselves tech-savvy are a prime target for internet fraudsters, according to research by the insurer Aviva.

More than a million over-45s have fallen victim to an online scam, even though two thirds call themselves “tech adopters” who embrace new devices.

Aviva’s Real Retirement Report found that those aged between 45 and 64 were more likely to be conned than those between 65 and 74 and are almost as at risk as the over-75s.

The survey showed that 6 per cent of over-45s with internet access had been victims of scams, compared with 4 per cent of 65 to 74-year-olds and 8 per cent of over-75s.

Author : Philip Aldrick

Source : http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/internet-fraudsters-take-aim-at-savvy-over-45s-qmp7jwrmh

Categorized in Internet Privacy

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