Dutch internet banking fraud plunges as banks and consumers get smarter
By contrast, in the first six months of 2012, internet banking fraud netted nearly €25m – the worst figure on record.
The banks say the sharp drop is because they have improved their anti-fraud measures and consumers are much more alert to the risk of phishing and other scams.
However, crooks did still manage to con people out of €1.6 million by stealing bank cards. ■