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Internet crime fears; The World Today.

FEAR of internet crime is rising as more people shop and bank online, a report out today warns.

Criminals are increasingly targeting cyberspace as broadband take-up rises and more services hit the internet.

Many consumers now fear internet crime more than burglary, mugging and car theft, the Get Safe Online report says.

More than a fifth of internet users feel more vulnerable to cyber crime than any other type of criminal activity.

It is second only to bank card fraud as the type of crime to which survey respondents felt most exposed.

Internet crime has pushed ahead of burglary as one of the crimes people feel most at risk of in their everyday lives.

Major online threats include phishing -when a hoax e-mail asks the recipient to update their account details.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 9, 2006
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