Millennial Hipsters, Gripped With FoMO Easy Prey For Psychic Scams
The condition known as 'FoMO,' Fear of Missing Out is gripping millennials across the nation, leading them into the jaws of con-artist predators who prey on their naivete and desperation. So-called FoMO is described by Dr. Jennifer Wallace, Psychologist, as "A pervasive apprehension that others might be having rewarding experiences from which one is absent."
"With social media being a constant in these young people's lives," she told us, "the attitude is always that the grass is greener somewhere else--somewhere your friends or rivals are--and you are not. The need for status, combined with what, for many millennials is a second-childhood, living at home and unemployed--or even unemployable--creates desperate anxiety and, in some cases, delusions."
Enter: The BiLocation Faudsters. If your millennial is getting emails like PROJECT YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR SMART-PHONE or BE IN TWO OR MORE PLACES AT ONCE!! They may have fallen for one of the FoMO scams that are cropping in almost every urban area.
Agent Brenda Moxley of the FBI's Anti-Fraud Department told us: "These 'psychics' promise millennials whose only experience with 'the world' might be five to eight years in a school--often just a community college--that they will be able to double or triple themselves and attend all the events their friends--with only one body--are missing out on. These kids are simply naive young people in their 20's or 30's who are easy victims for these scams."
In many cases, Moxley told us, the millennials were parted from their smart phones, laptops, and tablets as they had little fluid cash for the scammers to take.
"We're suggesting that parents accompany their millennials when first meeting someone the parents don't know. We recommend putting watches on their bank accounts or credit cards and monitoring who they're talking to online."
For parents with a millennial gripped with FoMO, her advice was: "Seek a specialist. This is something our most precious resources are unprepared to navigate on their own."
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