Scammers are known to target elders. Wise scammers know that old people are less knowledgeable about technology, and less intellectually fit to defend themselves. When you think about it, kids are also less knowledgeable about technology, and less intellectually fit to defend themselves. The only problem is they don't have much money to steal.
But the greatest scammers are wise enough to think about the future. Indeed, when you think long-term, kids become great targets for indoctrination. Kids are precious resources. A clever scammer knows they're more than easy preys; soon enough, they will constitute not just new victims, but vocal new evangelists. Infect early, infect often.
Today's gurus know how to get their latest religion to spread as fast as a wildfire in a "cryptocurrency"-fuelled summer on a burning planet.
Scamming strategy, unlike climate, doesn't change.