1. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    @Stefan I don't know how the culture is in Germany, but here in Florida, particularly, there is a large aging population. They have fallen for many, many phone and internet scams. The Government has had to implement legislation to try to stop older people getting ripped off. There are many programs available now to teach older people about internet and phone scams. The police are making more PSAs (public service announcements) to warn older residents, even in my state up North, about con artists and scams.

    So while all ages can fall for bunk, it seems to me that older people new to the internet are particularly vulnerable. I think because they are just not expecting it. I told my mom about "trolls" and she was looking at me like I was making it all up!, she just can't comprehend why people would spend time doing stuff like that.