Internet crime: scarier than mugging?

The British public fear phishing and 419 scams more than car theft, burglary, and even mugging. according to figures unveiled by government backed campaign Get Safe Online.

Speaking at the London launch of its first annual report, Get Safe Online MD Tony Neate told The Register: "It's bizarre, but it's what we've got to work with now."

The organisation's research revealed 21 per cent of respondents feel more at risk from internet crime in their everyday lives compared to other types of illegal activity. Internet crime: scarier than mugging? | The Register

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