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A new study conducted by iYogi Insights, the research division of leading independent provider of on-demand tech support services, reveals that nearly 30 percent Americans have been victims of cybercrime including identity theft, credit card fraud and online scams. Based on a survey of more than 2,000 iYogi customers, the research also reveals that while as many as 10 percent victims have been targets of all three crimes, yet nearly 20% do not use any protection for their computers while surfing the web.
As the world moves online with 78% respondents claiming that they use the Internet for shopping and banking, it is only natural the fraudsters and criminals too have moved online. But as a slew of cyber crime plague people transacting online, the United States remain in the bottom five protected countries with 19.32 percent Americans surfing without protection compared to a global average of 17 per cent. One out of every six PCs has no anti-virus protection.