Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
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.