In stark contrast, most people still don't have the most basic protection, with 54 per cent of mobile phone users and around a third of laptop owners not having a password or Pin for their device.That figure rises to over half for desktop PC users and is two thirds for tablet owners.When I looked closer, I saw money had been withdrawn from a cashpoint in Manchester on a day I was in London.I knew instantly I had been targeted.'I immediately called my bank who confirmed it was fraud and froze my account.
This is what he said: 'I first discovered something was wrong when I logged online to my bank account and noticed money had been moved from one account to another account that I don't use anymore.
It found 47 per cent of victims did not know who to report an online crime to, although this figure is expected to drop through the on-going work of Action Fraud, the UK's national fraud reporting centre - and the considerable Government resources now dedicated to fighting cyber crime.
Online Shopping and Auctions Fraud involves a wide variety of methods, including bogus websites, or the exploitation of legitimate sale platforms and spoofed payment services, that whilst looking legitimate, are in fact controlled by the fraudster.
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