One in ten Brits is victim of online fraud

Wednesday, 28 March 2007, 11:33 AM EST

More than on in ten (12 per cent) of UK internet users fell victim to fraud over the last 12 months.

A study sponsored by the government and industry online safety campaign, Get Safe Online, found that on average users lost £875 as a result of these scams, which hit an estimated 3.5m of the UK's 29m adult internet users. The survey of 2,200 adults suggests around 1.7m people in the UK suffered fraud while shopping online, 1.5m experienced another form of general online fraud and 1.2m were subject to bank account or credit card fraud as a result of activity online.

At The Register.

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