Gen Z falls for online scams more than their boomer grandparents do

Vox (09/21/2023)
  • Despite growing up with the internet, Generation-Z (born between late 90s and early 2010s) are more susceptible to online scams compared to boomers (born between 1946-1964).
  • Deloitte’s recent survey found that Gen-Z is 3x more likely to fall victim to online scams including phishing and identity theft than boomers.
  • Gen-Z’s heavy technology usage and prioritization of convenience over safety contribute to this vulnerability.
  • Experts suggest that apps such as Instagram could send out test phishing e-mails to educate young users.