Our survey looks at the British public’s online security behaviours, their attitudes to staying safe online and their knowledge of common scams.
So who is most likely to share their online banking password? What do Brits really think of social media security? And how many people would know what to do if they fell victim to fraud?
Brits are more concerned with online fraud than burglary
While people are worried about online fraud, many could be doing more to prevent it.
- Half (50%) of British adults online say they are concerned they’ll be a victim of online fraud in the next 12 months. In comparison, only 33% were worried about their home being burgled.
- Over half of British adults (51%) destroy receipts from their online accounts. Retirees are the most mindful of this, with 68% destroying receipts compared to just 26% of full-time students.
- 56% of British adults online say there should be additional layers of security on social platforms as standard. Only 8% of people think there is no need to add any additional layers of security
- The research suggests people might be more trusting of their laptop than their smartphone. Four out of five British adults (80%) feel secure entering their bank details on a website from a laptop or computer, but only 52% feel comfortable doing this on a tablet or smartphone app.