What made baby boomers and their parents generation so paranoid?

...they think everything is a scam and trust no one.

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  • RICK
    Lv 7
    6 months ago


    There are attempted scams daily

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Probably the hundreds of scam phone calls and emails they get every day.

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  • 6 months ago

    Experience. Minimum length

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  • 6 months ago

    the lasting irony of the Greatest Generation is that, in their honorable desire to protect future generations from the horrors of global war and economic collapse, they ended up insulating future generations from the very things that defined their greatness....

    ...each generation after has been taught that they are the centers of their own little universe...and that everything that came before was less-educated, less-civilized.....and now, of course, probably racist...

    the Greatest Generation faced down global depression and tyranny in the form of naziism and communism...they gave their lives by the hundreds of thousands willingly so that those at home might have a better future...and they did all that while building America into the wealthiest and most-powerful nation in human history...

    ...the Boomers greatest adversity was Vietnam and Watergate....kids in the 1990s biggest complaint was not being able to buy enough stuff...kids of the early 2000s biggest complaint was that they actually had to buy stuff instead of just having stuff handed to them.... today, it seems kids don't have a 'biggest complaint' they've just been raised to think that complaining itself is some kind of achievement...

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    6 months ago


    Gen Z, Millennials Most Likely to Be Victims of Tech Support Scams


    Gen Z think they’re better at online security than they actually are

    Detailed review of the scams on each age group:


    "Millennials. More than three times as many study participants in the 18–24 age range (which includes Gen X) failed to recognize the same scam as the seniors, and 34% reported a financial loss. The results of a Gallup poll indicated that 44% of millennials believe that the companies they conduct business with keep their personal information private “all” or “most of the time,” while only 29% of traditionalists and 32% of baby boomers and Gen Xers believe their information is safe. It seems that millennials’ adeptness at using today’s technology has yet to override their naiveté regarding fraud and how it’s perpetrated."

    Paranoia is the irrational and persistent feeling that people are 'out to get you'.

    If people ACTUALLY ARE out to get you, it isn't paranoia.

    Guess what. People are out to get you!

    Your comment shows why scams are so successful.

    I've been a victim of scams a few times even being very watchful. I get an average of a few scam calls a day by robo-callers. If you always trust, I guarantee you will get nailed over and over again.

    Studies have shown 90% of online jobs are either a scam or end up paying under $3 an hour, which is a scam by wage standards. Even if only 10% are scam, keeping a guard up and verifying is worthwhile.

    Per comment 2 - Online dating? Many murders, rapes, and pedophiles. It does take verification. The amount of kiddie porn now available online is incredibly high from underage sending sexually explicit photos. It doesn't interest me, but I am well aware of it. And, there are scammers around the world preying on victims.

    If a person starts skeptical, they are less likely to end up in a ditch.

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    • shirtshertshurt
      Lv 6
      6 months agoReport

      I suspected that you were an a$$hole. Due to life experience. You only wanted your biases confirmed. As I thought. The girl thought she could trust him, he thought he could trust her. They were both wrong. That's life.

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    People get scammed, robbed. carjacked and shot every day. Being cognitive of your surroundings and understanding the concept "You can't get something for nothing." is not paranoid

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