From: The Ottawa Citizen

A new Ipsos Reid poll commissioned by PayPal Canada reveals that one in ten Internet users has fallen victim to identity theft.

As Vito Pilieci reports, in the Ottawa Citizen, “Globally, English-speaking countries have been hardest hit by identity theft, according to the study. Around 10 per cent of online shoppers in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom reported having their identities stolen as compared with only five per cent of respondents in France, Germany and Spain.”

The PayPal study, conducted this past August, included 1,000 Canadian Internet users as well as another thousand from the U.S., the UK and a selection of other European countries.

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