Internet fraud rife among Chinese

July 26th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) A total of 121 million Chinese internet users have been victims of account hacking, online password theft and online fraud at the end of June, the China Daily reported Tuesday.

This accounted for 24.9 percent of all internet users in China, it said in a report taken from the Legal Daily.

The number of internet users hit 485 million at the end of June, up 6.1 percent on the previous half-year period, according to a report released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Among them, 38.8 million experienced online purchase fraud when shopping via the internet, said the report.

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