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Museums 'best place to lose wallets'

博物馆:丢钱包最佳地点

中文 英文 双语 2010-08-24    来源:Telegraph.co.uk      阅读数:121716
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导读:想必很多人都曾有过遗失钱包的经历,散了钱财且不说,一堆的证件还有银行卡补办(replace) 起来不知有多麻烦。英国最新的一项社会实验发现,博物馆成为“遗失钱包的最佳地点,因为与其他场所相比,失主们更有可能失而复得。
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People in the British capital the most honest while those from Birmingham the most dishonest, the experiment found.
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Researchers found almost half of wallets misplaced at cultural centres were retrieved by their owners.
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Museums 'best place to lose wallets'

Researchers found almost half of wallets misplaced at cultural centres were retrieved by their owners.
研究者发现那些在文化中心遗失的钱包中,有近半数最终归还失主。

The social experiment, carried out across five British cities, found that a third of wallets dropped in shopping centres were also returned.
该项社会实验在英国的5个城市中进行,实验人外还发现遗失在购物中心的钱包,有三分之一物归原主。

But not a single wallet dropped in cafés or public transport was handed in.
但在公共交通工具上或在 咖啡馆“丢失的”钱包从未被归还。

Researchers dropped 100 wallets at various locations in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff and Leeds, with each one containing £10 cash, a photograph, receipts, stamps and contact details for their owners.
在伦敦、伯明翰、格拉斯哥、加地夫以及利兹这几个城市中,研究者们将100个钱包遗失在城市的各个角落,每个钱包都装有10英镑现金、一张照片、票据、邮票以及失主的联系信息。

They found one in every five wallets was handed back. People in the British capital the most honest while those from Birmingham the most dishonest.
他们发现有五分之一的钱包被归还给失主。伦敦人表现最佳,相比之下,伯明翰人在“物归原主”上表现得差强人意。

Only one in four “lost” wallets were returned to the West Midlands city but with the money removed. All wallets returned in the capital still contained money.
在位于西米德兰地区的伯明翰市,只有四分之一的钱包被归还,但其中现金已不翼而飞。而在伦敦,所有还回来的钱包都是原封不动的。

Despite the figures, almost two thirds of more than 2000 people surveyed for the experiment said they would return a found wallet.
尽管该实验得出的数据如此,但在参加该实验的超过2000名受访者中,近三分之二的人表示会将捡到的钱包物归原主。

Figures show nine million wallets, containing an average of £85 and £7000 in credit, were lost or stolen over the past five years.
数据表明,在过去的五年中,有900万个钱包遗失或被盗,平均每个钱包中有85英镑现金以及7000英镑的信用卡。

Experts said this equated to careless people losing more than £765 million over that time.
专家称,这相当于“马大哈”们在这段时间中丢失了7.65亿英镑。

They also warned that beyond losing cash, precious personal mementos and the time taken in replacing lost items, people were also exposing themselves to identity fraud.
专家同时提醒人们,除了丢失现金和有纪念意义的珍贵物品,以及花时间替换遗失物件之外,人们还面临着身份欺诈的危险。

Sarah Blaney, a card Fraud expert from CPP, the insurers, which commissioned the research, said the findings underlined the seriousness of the problem.
该研究负责人,来自CPP保险公司的信用卡欺诈专家莎拉•布莱尼表示实验结果显现出该问题的严重性。

"Losing your wallet or having it stolen is a highly stressful experience and causes great inconvenience and worry,” she said
她说:“钱包遗失或被盗是十分令人头疼的经历,给人们造成了极大的不便与烦恼。”

"Card fraud remains a problem in the UK and identity theft is on the rise, so we urge (people) … to take extra care of their belongings.”
“信用卡诈骗是英国的一个大问题,同时身份盗窃现象正在上升,所以我们呼吁所有消费者都要对他们的财物格外小心。”

21英语网站版权说明  (Translator & Editor: 21英语 Aaron AND Lily)


辞海拾贝
equate相当于 fraud欺诈, 欺骗行为
memento纪念品 replace补办(新卡)
retrieve寻回, 找回 wallet钱包



 


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