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67% of Hungarians would report identity theft to police

Analysis

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Interested in cyber-security, software testing company Prolifics Testing analyzed the latest data from the European Commission, revealing that approximately 67% of Hungarians would contact the police if they fell victim to online identity theft.

The European Commission surveyed 27,607 Europeans to find out which European country is most likely to contact the police if they fall victim to online identity theft and online banking fraud.

On average, from all the countries considered, 70% of Europeans would contact the police if they fell victim to online identity theft.

According to Prolifics Testing's analysis, found Swedes (92%) are most likely to contact the police in such a scenario, followed by the Dutch (86%), and the Finns (83%).

At the other end of the spectrum, citizens of Malta and Slovakia are the least likely to contact the police, with only 54% of citizens in each country willing to do so in the scenario they do experience online identity theft.

66% of Hungarians would report online banking fraud to police

According to the analysis, some 66% of Hungarian respondents said that they would contact the police in case they became the victim of an online banking fraud incident. The EU average rate of people who would report such an incident stands at 65%.

Swedish citizens (82%) are the most likely in Europe to contact the police if they fall victim to online banking fraud, followed by Greeks and Spaniards (79% both).

On the other end, Slovakians are the least likely to contact the police if they fall victim to online banking fraud, where only 48% of citizens would do so.

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