UK Online banking fraud losses totaled £39 million during the six months to June 2009, a 55% rise on the 2008 figure. There were also more than 26000 phishing incidents in the UK during January to June 2009, a 26% increase on the amount seen in the same period 2008.
USA Online Fraud IC3 Statistics:
The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), released the 2009 Annual Report about fraudulent activity on the Internet today.
Online crime complaints increased substantially once again last year, according to the report. The IC3 received a total of 336,655 complaints, a 22.3% increase from 2008. The total loss linked to online fraud was $559.7 million this is up from $265 million in 2008.
2008 Annual Report states that complaints of online crime hit a record high in 2008,
• 33.1% increase over the previous year 2007,
• About $25 million USD more than in 2007.
• The average individual loss amounted to $931.00USD,
• While the complaints consisted of a variety of fraud types:
• Payment ranked number one (32.9%),
• Followed by credit/debit card fraud (9%).
In Canada: The Canadian Bankers Association 2008 Annual Report states that credit cards fraud hit a record high in 2008,
According to American Express Canada, MasterCard canada and Visa Canada Fraudulent e-commnerce, telephone and mail purchases total losses $128,362,477.00 CAD.
• The average individual loss amounted to $610CAD
• The number of Accounts 210,430
In France, the fraud on credit cards has increased in 2009, especially when shopping on the Internet, according to the annual report of the Observatory security of credit cards, published Tuesday, July 13 2010.
The fraud rate for 2009 is 0.072% of transactions, representing 342 million €, said Christian Noyer, governor of the Bank of France and President of the Observatory. In 2008, the rate was 0.069% and fraud accounted for 320 million €.
2009 there were 8 billion card transactions, and 90 million cards in circulation. Especially in the payment credit card at a distance, Internet, fraud is important, with a rate of 0.263% for a total of 82 million € in 2009 (67 million € in 2008). While credit card payments on the Internet represent only 7% of domestic transactions, they now account for 57% of the amount of fraud. In other cases, or 98% of cases, fraud is borne either by the bank or the merchant.