According to research by AARP, senior citizens are the fastest growing segment of the Internet community. It is estimated that 27.3 million seniors are Internet users, up from 10.7 million in 1999.
Seniors say that keeping in touch with others remains the top reason for using the Internet. But seniors increasingly are turning to their computers to shop and conduct business.
And people 50 and older are an increasingly popular target for marketers. Unfortunately, some of those people are con criminals who use the Internet to scam millions from unsuspecting victims. Given the newness of the Internet, these scams continue to develop and grow.
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