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Online Scammers Are Going After Your Grandparents

NSU-EngrComp1-BlueGray_480pxScammers often target vulnerable older people. According to the Federal Trade Commission, impostor scams were deemed the fastest-growing type of scams in the U.S. last year, and older Americans are especially vulnerable to them.

Seniors should be motivated to receive training on cybersecurity measures. “It is important to know what motivates seniors to acquire cybersecurity skills because they are home computer users and largely left on their own in this regard,” said Carlene Blackwood-Brown, researcher at NSU’s LEVY CyLAB and PH.D Candidate at NSU’s College of Engineering and Computing.

 

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