According to the latest NCSA/Symantec Online Fraud Survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, about six in 10 US web users shop online and one in 10 say they have been a victim of online fraud.
The study also found that 37 per cent of online adults have increased the number of online transactions they conduct compared to a year ago, increasing the likelihood that they will do more holiday shopping online this season.
"Each year the number of people shopping online continues to increase, especially on 'Cyber Monday', the Monday after Thanksgiving," said Ron Teixeira, executive director of the NCSA.
10 percent of surfers fall victim to cyber-criminals
Posted on Wednesday, Nov 22 2006 @ 03:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
According to a warning from the NCL and NCSA, up to one in 10 online adults in the U.S. could fall victim to cyber-fraud this holiday season: