Duped: Why We Fall for Increasingly Scary Phone Scams

Our brains are evolutionarily unprepared for clever scammers who trick us with personal information and even artificial intelligence to prey on our worst fears. Learn how to avoid being fooled.

Robert Roy Britt
Wise & Well
Published in
7 min readJul 12, 2023

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Illustration by Wise & Well using Midjourney

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Robert Roy Britt
Wise & Well

Editor of Aha! and Wise & Well on Medium + the Writer's Guide at writersguide.substack.com. Author of Make Sleep Your Superpower: amazon.com/dp/B0BJBYFQCB