Fears of identity theft are increasing the number of consumers wary of banking online, NewsFactor reports.

Citing a survey released by Entrust, an Internet security firm last week at a forum on identity theft, NewsFactor says that 18 percent of Americans who have banked online now do so less, or not at all, due to security concerns.

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