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Facts about internet crime

Date: December 18, 2007

Fear of fraud is the factor which puts most over-50s off going online, according to a survey.

Here are some facts about internet crime.

* One in four users of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Friends Reunited unwittingly leave themselves open to crime by revealing personal details.

* The fastest-growing form of bank card fraud is "phishing" in which fraudsters set up a fake version of a genuine bank website and then send out thousands or even millions of spam emails driving consumers to the site.
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