36 million Brits targeted by a scammer so far this year - Trading Standards
Published on 15 October 2021 06:14 PM
More than two thirds of adults (36 million) have been targeted by a scammer since January, new research by Citizens Advice has found.
While over 55s are most likely to be targeted, those 34 and under are almost five times more likely to fall victim to a scam than their older counterparts*, the charity can reveal.
Younger people were most likely to be targeted by text or messaging service (61%), while those over 55 were most likely to be targeted over the phone (73%).