20% Would Open Email from an Unknown Sender, Says CreditDonkey.com Survey

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An unfamiliar name would not stop 1 in 5 from opening an email, according to a new CreditDonkey.com poll.

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One-third of respondents to a recent survey said they receive at least one "phishing" email per day. And another 22% said they get 2 to 5 scam emails per day.

With the flood of emails designed to confuse or scam recipients, it's alarming that 1 in 5 respondents said they would open an email even though they do not recognize the email sender, according to a survey by CreditDonkey.com, a credit card comparison and financial education website.

Survey Findings: http://www.creditdonkey.com/identify-fraud.html

"While financial institutions have systems in place to try to minimize fraud, consumers also have to be cautious," says Charles Tran, founder of CreditDonkey.com.

In other survey findings:

  •     66% of consumers were the first to spot a fraudulent charge, not their financial institution.
  •     56% do not keep track of receipts.

From November 19 to November 27, 2012, CreditDonkey.com polled 1,045 Americans, age 18 and over, using multiple-choice questions and short-answer questionnaires.

CreditDonkey.com provides information on the credit issues, news, and trends facing Americans through proprietary market research and analysis. Visit our newsroom at http://www.creditdonkey.com/news.html to stay informed with credit card news, deals, reviews, and tips from CreditDonkey.com.

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