Fewer Danes falling for online phishing scams

People in Denmark are getting more cautious about what they reveal online

Refusing to take the bait (Photo: iStock) Refusing to take the bait (Photo: iStock)
February 19th, 2016 8:50 am| by Shifa Rahaman
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A study by Nets, the Nordic financial technology giant, has revealed that though online phishing scams are growing in frequency, fewer Danes are falling for them.

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The study, which analysed data regarding how many Danes had called their banks to cancel credit cards, found that fewer and fewer of them are revealing sensitive information such as credit card and NemID data online.

We have seen that fewer Danes are falling for online scams and giving their information out compared to the number of phishing mails being sent,” Søren Winge, the press manager at Nets, told Metroxpress.

“They have generally become better at being cautious about giving out confidential information online.”

Winge advised Danes who were in doubt about the authenticity of mails to analyse them to try to spot grammatical and linguistic errors. He also revealed that the best way to avoid falling prey to such scams was to ignore any suspicious e-mails or text messages.