Have you been scammed & did you tell anyone?

Have you been scammed & did you tell anyone?

This week two major new anti-scam ads initiatives launched on the back of Martin’s lawsuit against Facebook.

Scams are getting more professional, from phone calls pretending to be from banks to scam ads online. Have you been a victim and if so did you declare it?

Which of these is CLOSEST to your situation?

Results

I'm aged under 40 and I've been scammed (175 votes)
I didn’t tell anyone 30 votes (17%)
I only told a few people but didn’t formally report 52 votes (30%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends 35 votes (20%)
I reported it, and was very open about it 47 votes (27%)
I’ve been scammed more than once – I generally kept quiet 4 votes (2%)
I’ve been scammed more than once – I generally was open about it 7 votes (4%)
I'm aged under 40 and I haven't been scammed (321 votes)
And if I had been I'd keep quiet 12 votes (4%)
Though if I had I’d report it but keep quiet to others 116 votes (36%)
If I had I’d report it and be very open about it 193 votes (60%)
I'm aged 40-60 and I've been scammed (322 votes)
I didn’t tell anyone 41 votes (13%)
I only told a few people but didn’t formally report 68 votes (21%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends 62 votes (19%)
I reported it, and was very open about it 131 votes (41%)
I’ve been scammed more than once – I generally kept quiet 7 votes (2%)
I’ve been scammed more than once – I generally was open about it 13 votes (4%)
I'm aged 40-60 and I haven't been scammed (441 votes)
And if I had been I'd keep quiet 11 votes (2%)
Though if I had I’d report it but keep quiet to others 140 votes (32%)
If I had I’d report it and be very open about it 290 votes (66%)
I'm aged 60+ and I've been scammed (355 votes)
I didn’t tell anyone 32 votes (9%)
I only told a few people but didn’t formally report 69 votes (19%)
I reported it to the authorities but kept quiet to friends 67 votes (19%)
I reported it, and was very open about it 151 votes (43%)
I’ve been scammed more than once – I generally kept quiet 12 votes (3%)
I’ve been scammed more than once – I generally was open about it 24 votes (7%)
I'm aged 60+ and I haven't been scammed (494 votes)
And if I had been I'd keep quiet 10 votes (2%)
Though if I had I’d report it but keep quiet to others 105 votes (21%)
If I had I’d report it and be very open about it 379 votes (77%)

                   2,108 votes received.

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