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Card Fraud Leads U.S. Consumers Security Concerns

According to the  2014 Unisys Security Index 59 percent of U.S. consumers are “extremely” or “very” concerned about having their card data stolen, which represents a 7 percent increase over 2013. Of respondents, a clear 57 percent majority also expressed concerns about becoming the victim of identity theft.

Online shopping represented an area of strong concern for consumers, who seemed to largely think it was an excellent place for fraudster to get at them. 37 percent of the U.S. respondents self-identified as  “extremely” or “very” concerned about the safety of shopping or banking online, while over one-third- 36 percent – express concerns about their computers being infected with malware of some kind.

Consumers according to this Security Index are also increasingly willing to vote with their feet.  60 percent said they would either switch banks and change their retail habits  if their card credentials were stolen in a breach.

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