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Financial fraud and identify theft rank among the top concerns for consumers globally, according to the Unisys Corp. Security Index. The index measures consumer sentiment on a scale of zero to 300, with 300 representing the highest level of perceived anxiety. Surveyed residents have the highest levels of security fear globally in Hong Kong, with an index score of 189; Singapore, with an index score of 176; Malaysia, with an index score of 164; and Brazil, with an index score of 169, according to Unysis. Surveyed residents in most European countries have fewer security fears than their global counterparts, according to Unisys. Identity theft is the top concern among respondents in nine of 14 countries, and the misuse of credit or debit card information is the top fear for residents in 12 of 14 surveyed countries, according to Unisys. "Such drastic differences among regions proves that security is a local issue despite the many threats that extend across geographic borders without discrimination," Tim Kelleher, Unisys vice president of enterprise security, said in a statement. United States-based Unisys polled more than 13,000 consumers in 14 countries in March and April. A Unisys representative was not available to comment by CardLine Global deadline.

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