Uncovering Susceptibility Risk to Online Deception in Aging.

  title={Uncovering Susceptibility Risk to Online Deception in Aging.},
  author={Natalie C. Ebner and Donovan M. Ellis and Tian Lin and Harold Rocha and Huizi Yang and Sandeep Dommaraju and Adam Soliman and D. Woodard and Gary R. Turner and R. Nathan Spreng and Daniela Seabra Oliveira},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
Objectives Fraud in the aged is an emerging public health problem. An increasingly common form of deception is conducted online. However, identification of cognitive and socioemotional risk factors has not been undertaken yet. In this endeavor, this study extended previous work suggesting age effects on susceptibility to online deception. Methods Susceptibility was operationalized as clicking on the link in simulated spear-phishing emails that young (18-37 years), young-old (62-74 years), and… 

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