Survey: 33% Have Been Victims of Credit Card Fraud, and More than Half Fear it Will Happen to Them

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One in three has been the victim of credit card fraud, according to a survey of over 1,000 respondents.

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Over a third of survey respondents have been victims of credit card fraud, according to a new survey by credit card comparison website

Even consumers who have never been a victim of fraud are worried. Over half (53%) of respondents are worry about credit fraud happening to them.


  •     63% of respondents said their credit card company has called them to confirm a suspicious charge to a credit card. Of which, 28.5% said that the charge was in fact, fraudulent.
  •     62% of respondents were glad the issuer called, even in those cases when the transaction was not fraudulent. 9.5% of respondents were annoyed about the call.
  •     Over 75% of respondents reported that the credit card companies resolved the cases of fraud within a week.

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"Despite the false alarms, consumers overall are happy that credit card companies are taking a proactive approach to safeguard consumers," says Charles Tran, founder of "When it comes to potential credit card fraud, consumers agree that it's better to be safe than sorry." polled more than 1,100 respondents between September 17 and September 25, 2012. frequently provides information on the credit issues, news, and trends facing Americans through proprietary market research and analysis. Visit our newsroom at to stay informed with credit card news, deals, reviews, and tips from

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