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Online credit card use is Brits' biggest risk
17/04/2007

Using a credit card online is the risk that Britons most readily take, according to the latest research from Travelodge.

The budget hotel firm found that the Brits it surveyed were more likely to take this perceived risk above all others, including gambling hard earned cash, going over your overdraft limit and travelling without insurance.

"We are all prepared to take some level of risk in our lives but some are willing to gamble harder than others," said Guy Parsons, Travelodge chief operating officer.

Despite coming in at number 24 on the list of risks that people would take, travelling without the relevant insurance was still something that 28 per cent of respondents said they would do.

According to the research carried out by Travelodge, one-third (33 per cent) of men were found to "thrive on being a risk taker", compared to just two in ten women (20 per cent).

Last week, UK payments authority Apacs highlighted the fact that a number of Brits are failing to thoroughly go through their credit card statements, which could leave them unaware of instances of fraud.

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