Brits fall prey to phishing

Wednesday, 4 May 2005, 10:49 AM EST

One in 20 Brits have lost money to some sort of online scam such as "phishing", according to research commissioned by AOL UK.

Half of those surveyed by pollsters YouGov said they had received "phishing" emails which attempt to trick people into handing over personal information such as bank account details and passwords.

By Tim Richardson at The Register.

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