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By William Colvin November 09, 2011 Herald Sun Vic

  • Men more likely to fall for online scams
  • Most women reject stranger friend requests
  • Quarter of men allow strangers to view accounts

MEN fall for Facebook scams more than women, according to the results of a survey of over 1500 British and American internet users, the Daily Mail reported.

The study, which was commissioned by anti-virus software company Bitdefender, showed that men are more easily fooled by attractive female strangers “friending” them on websites like Facebook.

Once “friended”, personal information is more easily accessible and they can become a target for cyber-crime.

The study showed that 64.2 per cent of women rejected all friend requests from strangers, while only 55.4 per cent of men did the same.

A quarter of men have accounts that can be viewed and searched by strangers, compared to 16 per cent of women.

The study also showed that American men tend to take more risks online than those in the UK.