Thursday, July 3, 2008

Identity theft, email scams and more

The results from the first National Personal Fraud Survey have now been released in Personal Fraud, 2007 (cat. no. 4528.0).

The survey measured three key elements of personal fraud:
  • people's exposure to a range of selected scams;
  • whether a person was a victim of either identity fraud or a range of selected scams
  • any financial losses incurred by victims of personal fraud

Identity fraud included: credit or bank card fraud, and identity theft.
Selected scams included: lotteries, pyramid schemes, phishing and related scams, financial advice, chain letters, advance fee fraud and other scams.

Detailed demographic characteristics about victims, as well as characteristics of the most recent incident for each type of personal fraud were also collected.

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