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Young people hardest hit by scams according to BBB report

Fox 13 Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — It's a common stereotype that older people are easy targets for con artists, but a new report from the Better Business Bureau People found that people ages 18-24 reported losing more money to scams than older age groups.

Targeting our youth: How scams are impacting ages 18-24 highlighted how young people are targeted, and it's no surprise that some of the riskiest scams were online.

At the top of the list were employment scams, with an average dollar loss of over $1,800 for this age group.

BBB found the top ten for young people were as follows:


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