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Shoppers making online transactions over broadband internet connections are enjoying the ease of internet shopping like never before, but should be wary of web-related fraud.
The UK payments association Apacss, warned that card-not-present fraud, which could be committed over the phone, internet or by mail order, rose 37 per cent last year.
And Britons are being careless with personal information, making it easier for fraudsters.
A survey for Sheila's Wheels revealed that two-thirds of office workers make private calls from their desks in which they hand over personal information.
Internet users also need to be aware of and protect themselves from so-called phishing scams, where customers are asked to hand over personal security information to fraudsters posing as their bank or building society.
Almost one fifth of people do not take the precaution of ignoring or deleting unsolicited emails.
"The advice is quite simple: just remember that your bank will never send you emails asking you to disclose Pin numbers, login details or complete passwords," says Sandra Quinn, director of communications at Apacs.
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