"denying that there's a correlation between age and an approach to tech?"
The approach to tech changes as the tech becomes ordinary since it was introduced.
We have the "pioneer phase", when tech is complex and expensive, only dedicated people use it, and they are forced to learn a lot about it.
Then we have the "experts phase" - tech is increasingly diffused - but it's still expensive and difficult enough user have to learn enough about how it works. Here expert may start to help other people to use the tech without understanding much about it.
Finally, there is the "common people phase" when tech is diffused cheap, and easy to use enough everybody use it without learning much about how it works.
In any group you can have people of different age groups, although it's clear that when a technology enters the third phase, most people from the other two became older - but will be a minority.
In the third phase you have both older people who use the technology only now because it became easier, and younger one who use it because it's there with no need to understand it much. And because they will be much more than in the previous phases, they are a good target for scammers.
It happened with other technologies, not only computing - even if computing does allow this kind of remote scams for its very nature.