ID theft fears prompt ecommerce boycott

Thursday, 21 July 2005, 3:03 PM EST

Identity theft fears are prompting some UK consumers to avoid buying goods or services online or over the phone, according to a national survey published this week.

The poll of 1,000 Brits found that one in five had already stopped making telephone purchases because of the threat of identity theft. A similar proportion (17 per cent) has moved away from online banking and 13 per cent of the sample has stopped using online retailing.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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