It seems incredible that the numbers are this high. No wonder I get a large number of these in my junk mail box.
Here is from the article in New Scientist:
One in 10 internet users may be lured into handing over sensitive personal information such as a credit card number, by fraudulent "phishing" emails, research suggests.
A phishing message closely resembles a legitimate email from a genuine bank or online shop. It typically encourages the recipient to click on a link that leads to a bogus version of that company's website, where they are asked to enter their account information. This data is then captured and can be used to pilfer a bank or shop account.
The rest of the article is here: