regularly publishes extremely useful content about scams conducted by phone and email. Recently, AARP released a relevant article about what makes us vulnerable to fraudsters. Here are those seven personality traits:
- You respect authority.
- You like to please people.
- You are cocky.
- You slipped up once.
- You're friendly.
- You are under stress.
- You're lonely.
In a nutshell, we are vulnerable because we are human. The best way to avoid becoming victim to fraud is not to believe everything you hear or see, and to put a stop to the bad habit of clicking links and opening attachments without first thinking and validating the source.
For the full article, see https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2019/vulnerable-to-fraud.html
, by consumer fraud experts Amy Nofziger and Mark Fetterhoff.