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Cifas online fraud survey

A survey of 2,039 British Adults on behalf of Cifas on their attitudes towards the prevention of online fraud in the UK

  • British adults consider banks and credit card companies to be better at tackling online fraud and financial crime than any other type of organisation tested, with seven in ten (70%) saying that they are effective at combating this issue
  • Britons are also most likely to say that banks and credit card companies should take the most responsibility for supporting small businesses to prevent this crime from happening (38%), while eight in ten (79%) rank these in the top three most responsible types of organisation
  • Most Britons (57%) disagree that the national Government is winning the battle against online fraud, while a further quarter don’t know (24%) how it is performing on this issue; just 18% agree
  • Four in five British adults say that policies focusing on educating children in schools about the dangers of online fraud (80%), awareness campaigns to educate consumers and businesses about online fraud (79%), and stronger sentencing for online fraud offences (79%) would be effective in helping to tackle online fraud in the UK

Date Published: 31/10/2017

Categories: Audience | Finance | Issues | Public and communities | Technology & Telecoms

Client: Cifas


ComRes interviewed 2,039 GB adults online between 18th and 19th September 2017. Data were weighted to be representative of all British adults aged 18+ by age, gender, region and socio-economic grade.

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