Americans regularly check their bank account and credit card statements for suspicious activity, but less than a third check various online accounts at least once a month, a study by credit bureau Experian finds
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In fact, more than a third of those polled said they never check their online credit monitoring account, and more than a quarter never check online card accounts. Less than a third said they check their online credit monitoring account, cards’ online accounts, credit reports or privacy policies of online accounts at least once a month.
In contrast, three-fourths of Americans polled said they check their bank account statements at least once a month for suspicious activity, and 68 percent do the same with their credit card statements.
Some 1,000 adult Americans were polled from Sept. 2-5, 2014, in an online survey. The “Experian Cybersecurity Survey” was conducted for Experian by marketing research firm Edelman Berland. There was a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percent.
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