Top 5 scams target victims 60 or older according to the FBI

In light of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which is Saturday the FBI Phoenix Field Office is raising awareness about cyber scams targeting the elderly in Arizona. According to the latest FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center report, residents over the age of 60 made up the majority of Arizona cyber-crime victims in 2018 with 1,700 victims and losses of almost $12.5-million. The top 5 scams are extortion, personal data breach, non-payment/non-delivery, tech support and virtual currency. Further information on fraud and scams can be found on the FBI’s website, Arizona Attorney General or the Better Business Bureau


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