Research Finds Phishing Incidents On The Rise

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Incidents of phishing and identify theft continue to increase dramatically, according to an independent nationwide survey of consumers by electronic commerce and payments leader First Data Corp.

The survey found that 6.8% of adults have been victimized by identity theft and 43.4% of adults have received a "phishing" contact. Further, the study indicates that as many as 54 million Americans have been the victims of ID-related fraud.

First Data and Regions Financial Corporation have teamed up on a phishing public awareness campaign.

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