Xinhua News AgencyDecember 2, 2013 06:46
BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- China detected an increasing number of online scams taking advantage of the e-commerce boom to swindle netizens.
Authorities tracked and handled 49,613 phishing schemes, which lure users to fake sites to obtain password and other personal information, during the January-October period, according to data from the Anti-Phishing Alliance of China (APAC).
The number is a 129-percent jump from the same period last year.
Online payments and financial securities are among the most common targets for the scams, APAC said.