Older Adults are Less Likely to be Victims of Dating Scams, Study Finds

Older Adults are Less Likely to be Victims of Dating Scams, Study Finds

Eighteen percent of people who date online say they have been an target of a scam, finds an AARP commissioned report.

Among those in that group, 38 percent were in the 50-plus age range while 62 percent were 18 to 49. But, the study did find older adults are using online dating services at a much lower rate than those 18 to 49 years of age.

The survey found the victims tended to have experienced a stressful life event such as a divorce or financial issue, victims tended to be keep quiet about what happened to them.

Men were more likely than women to be targets or victims by a 54 to 46 percent margin.

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