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Online Fraud Toppers
The top 10 international
sources for online fraud are (worst first) Ukraine, Indonesia, Yugoslavia,
Lithuania, Egypt, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Russia, and Pakistan, according
to a ClearCommerce survey. The top 10 with the lowest fraud rate are
(best first) Austria, New Zeland, Taiwan, Norway, Spain, Japan, Switzerland,
South Africa, Hong Kong and the UK. The US came in at #13, with a 0.65%
fraud rate. International online sales account for 20% of business,
and about 40% of the fraud.