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Younger consumers more likely to fall for tech support con jobs

Gregg Keizer | Oct. 18, 2016
Two-thirds of those polled in 12 countries say they have encountered the scam

Results of the surveys -- which were conducted using already-existent online panels -- can be viewed from a Microsoft server.

tech scams by ages

Although older consumers are more likely to experience a tech support scam through an unsolicited phone call, younger users typically encounter the fraud in the form of a pop-up ad or malicious website.

 

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