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420,000 Scam E-mails Sent Every Hour In UK Alone

June 16th, 2010 06:52 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “More than 420,000 scam e-mails are sent every hour in the UK, according to a report by CPP, which estimates that Brits were targeted by 3.7 billion phishing e-mails in the last 12 months alone. A quarter of us admit to falling victim to e-fraudsters, with the average victim losing over GBP285. Fake banking e-mails are the most common method used by criminals, with 55% of those targeted receiving seemingly legitimate e-correspondence from high street banks.”

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