We read these stories and think: I would never fall for it.
Like watching a cooking show and declaring you could do a better job, theory isn’t the same as reality.
Scammers don’t just target little old ladies, and the elderly don’t fall for scams as much as a younger generation — millennials.
Tech-savvy youth may pride themselves on knowing that a Nigerian prince doesn’t really need money or that a free cruise trip isn’t really free.
That arrogance, along with job-search desperation, sometimes leads millennials to fall victim to newer, less traditional scams.
Nobody is invincible, so stay diligent. If it seems too good to be true, it’s most likely a scam — even if you are young and savvy.