E&T news story: elderly most at risk from cyber crime, report warns

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Jan 04, 2017
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The elderly are increasingly at risk of cyber fraud, with more than a million older people duped by email scammers in the UK, a report has warned.

Almost three quarters (73%) of over-45s with internet access said they had been targeted by an email scam and, of these, 6% said they had fallen for the trap, according to a survey by insurance provider Aviva.

Older users are most at risk, with 8% of the over-75s targeted saying they were a victim, the Real Retirement report found.

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