In today’s digital age, online scams have become increasingly sophisticated, targeting and affecting individuals of all ages uniquely. Many people assume that young adults are “digital natives” and are, therefore, well-protected when they connect, communicate, and transact online. Recent data and cyberattacks suggest that assumption is not correct. Despite their digital experience, young adult Internet users are still highly susceptible to scams and other cyber threats, according to the 2022 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker Risk Report which found this age group reported a higher median dollar loss than all other age groups.
Recently, the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) and Amazon began collaborating to launch a global initiative around consumer education on scam identification, prevention, and reducing stigma on reporting scams among young adults, ranging 18-25 years old. As part of this effort, we’ve launched a survey to gather insights related to online scams and mitigation techniques for this age group.
How to Participate
If you, or anyone you know, falls within this age group, you’re invited to fill out this brief survey to help us understand the challenges and perceptions that surround this issue! The survey will be open until September 30th. Please note that clicking on the provided link or scanning the QR code below will take you to a third-party website.
The insights from this survey, aimed at 18-25 year olds, will be used to formulate and promote targeted informational resources or solutions to assist young adults.
Participation in this survey contributes to a safer online environment and better understanding of the experience young adults perceive and how they respond to these scams. Thank you in advance for helping us make a positive impact on digital safety.
Rest assured, your responses will remain confidential and will only be used for research purposes. Respondents are automatically anonymous, unless you opt to provide your information for participation in further research, and your personal information will not be used for any other purpose or shared with any third parties.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.