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67% of UK residents are concerned about their online safety - but how do Warwickshire residents compare?
The global effect of fraud is causing consumers to lose trust in online payment transactions, research has revealed - with some cutting back on shopping and mobile banking.
Global card fraud stands at an estimated £17.07bn with merchants urgently needing to take steps in order to tackle the growing issue. In fact, more than £1.7m a day was lost to financial fraud across payment cards in the UK last year, with losses on card purchases made remotely, comprising £1m of this daily figure.
As a result, a new MyPinPad report shows that:
Smaller independent retailers are perceived to be the most vulnerable to online fraud.
When asked what online retailers could do to improve the trust consumers have in them, 40% of respondents said they would like to use cardholder PIN as a means of authenticating an online transaction. Half would like to use a combination of both PIN and biometrics.
According to our 2017 Cyber Crime Survey, 23% of Warwickshire residents have reduced their frequency of online banking on one device, 10% reduced use across all of their devices. With regard to online buying and selling, 15% reduced frequency on one device, with 8% reducing their frequency of this activity on all devices - compared to the national figure of 11% reducing online buying and selling.
Also found in our survey, 0.8% of residents in Warwickshire have no idea how to protect themselves online, with just under 67% of people saying they are 'reasonably confident' in their online protection knowledge.