People under 35 becoming main target for scammers

People under 35 are becoming the prime target for scammers tricking them into transferring money through social media platforms including WhatsApp.

A UK banking industry body said intelligence suggested younger people were particularly hit by scams that played on their trust.

UK Finance also warned that energy bill deal and tax scams were becoming more common as the cost of living rises.

It said criminals were building on people's fears of rising prices.

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