6 million Brits ripped off after online fraud soars – the most common internet scams revealed

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Online scams have rocketed 53% in the last three years, a study has revealed.

And in the last year alone internet fraud has soared by 18% as cyber crooks have ripped off 6.6 million Brits.

According to research, one in three fall victim to rogue “pop ups” which appear on screens and can activate a virus when users innocently click on a button to cancel or close.

One in five adults have unwittingly downloaded a dodgy document by opening an important sounding attachment on an email and one in ten have had their email account hacked.

But despite the growing dangers of online cons, more than 29 million Brits use the same passwords for all their accounts, making it easier for fraudsters to unlock personal details…

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