It is easy to think that 'voice phishing' scams are more likely to be suffered by people of relatively high age, but when I looked at the actual damage last year, the aspect was different.

In the past five years, voice phishing damage has been concentrated on people in their 40s and 50s.

However, last year, for the first time, the number of victims in their 20s or younger reached 7,000, the highest among the age groups.

It is presumed that they are more easily fooled by the so-called 'impersonation-type' voice phishing crime because they have less social experience.

It is said that he impersonated an investigative agency or an employee of the Financial Supervisory Service and fell for phishing, saying "I was involved in a crime."

Last year, voice phishing occurred and the amount of damage decreased by about 30% compared to the previous year.

In fact, as of 2019, the damage of those in their 40s and 50s, which suffered the most damage, has been drastically reduced by less than half.

On the other hand, about 6,800 victims in their 20s or younger accounted for about 30% of the total damage.

The government has announced that it will further strengthen preventive measures to eradicate voice phishing.

(Source: National Police Agency)