Gardaí say older people are finding their feet when it comes to scam texts, emails or calls.
Young people falling for scams are giving Gardaí in the midlands more headaches than their older counterparts.
Laois Offaly Gardaí say that online fraud is where "the criminal community is at".
After investing resource and effort, older people are finding their feet with scam texts, emails and calls.
Crime Prevention Officer in Laois and Offaly Graham Kavanagh says their focus may have to turn to the younger cohort.
He's been speaking with Midlands 103's Sinéad Hubble and says that many of them play on people's emotions: