Online shopping fears

in News · 31-01-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

One fifth of Portuguese do not shop online for fear of payments.

About 23 percent of Portuguese nationals said, in a European report, they do not to shop online for fear of the security of online payments, making Portugal the most reticent member state in this type of transactions in the European Union (EU).
The figures came in a European report on the use of information technology, in which 6,624 Portuguese citizens out of a total of around 200,000 EU citizens, aged between 16 and 74, were surveyed in the second quarter of last year.
In this study, Portugal was the EU country with the most concerns expressed about online commerce, as 23 percent of the Portuguese nationals said they had not made purchases online in the 12 months preceding the survey due to security concerns about payments.

Among the member states with the highest percentages are also Spain (16 percent), Hungary and Finland (both with 14 percent).
Conversely, the EU countries that showed the least concern were Estonia (1 percent), Poland, Denmark and the Czech Republic (all 2 percent).
Among the concerns of these EU citizens, which have nonetheless decreased since 2009, are issues such as the fraudulent use of payment card details.



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