Scams are on the rise, and they are becoming more and more sophisticated. A 38% increase in fraud losses was reported by people in 2018, according to the Federal Trade Commission, which collected 1.4 million fraud reports. The younger generation lost money to fraud more often than the older generation, with 43% of respondents in their 20s confessing to losing money to scams. Only 15% of those in their 70s reported losing money, and older people lost more. Those in their 70s reported a median loss of $751; those in their 20s reported a median loss of $400.