Global identity verification company, Veriff, analyzed FBI data and conducted an exclusive survey to find out which cybercrimes Americans are most afraid of and how often they are happening – to determine whether our fears are valid.
You can view the full report here.
The top 5 cybercrimes Americans are most afraid of and how often they happen
|Rank||Type of crime||% Americans afraid of falling victim to this crime||Cases as a % of all reported online crimes|
|2||Personal data breach||13.79%||7.16%|
|3||Credit card fraud||12.69%||2.31%|
|4||Hacking extortion (hackers hold data until their demands for payment are met)||9.89%||5.44%|
|5||Phishing/vishing/smishing/pharming (aka the use of emails or messages from a fake company to get information)||5.39%||44.76%|
While 31% of Americans are afraid of identity theft, these crimes only made up 7% of all reported crimes. Only 5% of respondents were afraid of phishing, vishing, smishing or pharming scams but these made up a huge 45% of reports.