Cyber Frauds Scams and their Victims

Cyber Frauds  Scams and their Victims

This book is essential reading for students and researchers engaged in cyber crime, victimology and international fraud.

Author: Mark Button

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317395492

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 577

Crime is undergoing a metamorphosis. The online technological revolution has created new opportunities for a wide variety of crimes which can be perpetrated on an industrial scale, and crimes traditionally committed in an offline environment are increasingly being transitioned to an online environment. This book takes a case study-based approach to exploring the types, perpetrators and victims of cyber frauds. Topics covered include: An in-depth breakdown of the most common types of cyber fraud and scams. The victim selection techniques and perpetration strategies of fraudsters. An exploration of the impact of fraud upon victims and best practice examples of support systems for victims. Current approaches for policing, punishing and preventing cyber frauds and scams. This book argues for a greater need to understand and respond to cyber fraud and scams in a more effective and victim-centred manner. It explores the victim-blaming discourse, before moving on to examine the structures of support in place to assist victims, noting some of the interesting initiatives from around the world and the emerging strategies to counter this problem. This book is essential reading for students and researchers engaged in cyber crime, victimology and international fraud.
Categories: Computers

Cyber Frauds Scams and their Victims

Cyber Frauds  Scams and their Victims

Chapter 3 focuses on victims through an analysis of how people become victims of cyber fraud and scams. ... This chapter reaffirms the notion that there is a fraud for everyone, and that everyone could be a victim of fraud, ...

Author: Mark Button

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317395485

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 303

Crime is undergoing a metamorphosis. The online technological revolution has created new opportunities for a wide variety of crimes which can be perpetrated on an industrial scale, and crimes traditionally committed in an offline environment are increasingly being transitioned to an online environment. This book takes a case study-based approach to exploring the types, perpetrators and victims of cyber frauds. Topics covered include: An in-depth breakdown of the most common types of cyber fraud and scams. The victim selection techniques and perpetration strategies of fraudsters. An exploration of the impact of fraud upon victims and best practice examples of support systems for victims. Current approaches for policing, punishing and preventing cyber frauds and scams. This book argues for a greater need to understand and respond to cyber fraud and scams in a more effective and victim-centred manner. It explores the victim-blaming discourse, before moving on to examine the structures of support in place to assist victims, noting some of the interesting initiatives from around the world and the emerging strategies to counter this problem. This book is essential reading for students and researchers engaged in cyber crime, victimology and international fraud.
Categories: Computers

Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime

This text should be a useful guide to students, academics, and practitioners alike.

Author: Catherine D. Marcum

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543809688

Category: Law

Page: 302

View: 794

Cyber Crime, Second Edition by Catherine D. Marcum, provides the reader with a thorough examination of the prominence of cybercrime in our society, as well as the criminal justice system experience with cybercrimes. Research from scholars in the academic field, as well as government studies, statutes, and other material are gathered and summarized. Key concepts, statistics, and legislative histories are discussed in every chapter. The book is meant to educate and enlighten a wide audience, from those who are completely unfamiliar with the topic as an entirety, to individuals who need more specific information on a particular type of cybercrime. This text should be a useful guide to students, academics, and practitioners alike. New to the Second Edition: A new chapter explores the many forms of nonconsensual pornography—doxxing, downblousing, upskirting, revenge porn, sextortion—and its negative effects on victims and society. New features—Key Words, Questions to Consider While Reading, and end-of-chapter Discussion Question—help students focus on key concepts. Discussions of the latest issues—the Convention on Cybercrime, R.B. Cialdini’s research into grooming, neutralization (or rationalization) of behaviors, transaction laundering, and cyber dating—keep students current with recent developments. Updates include the latest statistics from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, case studies with recent developments and rulings (Playpen, Tor), and expanded coverage of online prostitution and Internet safety for minors. Professors and students will benefit from: Case studies in each chapter that connect new concepts to current events and illustrate the use of criminal theory in crime solving Questions for discussion that encourage evaluative and analytical thinking A range of theories and perspectives that shed light on the complexity of Internet-based crime Discussion and analysis of the demographics and characteristics of the offenders and their victims An informative review of the efforts of legislation, public policy, and law enforcement to prevent and prosecute cyber crime Coverage of the most widespread and damaging types of cyber crime intellectual property theft online sexual victimization identity theft cyber fraud and financial crimes harassment
Categories: Law

Robbing You With a Keyboard Instead of a Gun

Robbing You With a Keyboard Instead of a Gun

The people behind them steal your money leaving their victims in a financial disaster. This book contains vital information that can help you avoid becoming a victim of their devious schemes.

Author: Lynn Edgington

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1453895299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 236

It is projected that 1out of 10 people in America will either be scammed, or know someone who was scammed in an Internet Investment Scam before the end of 2011. Internet investment scams cost the public billions of dollars a year. Not only do people lose their life savings to these Internet investment scams, or worse, they cause an economic crisis locally, nationally, and worldwide. This book exposes all the people behind them, and tells who how they do it. Whether it is E-mail Fraud, Prime Bank Notes, Bank Phishing, Fake Jobs, Work-From-Home Scams, Ponzi's, HYIP/Non-HYIP scams, you will learn how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. It provides illustrations from real scams separating the facts from fiction. You will also learn the dark side of these scams, and all the misery and suffering they bring. Whether it is called a scam, a Ponzi, or fraud, they are all the same. The people behind them steal your money leaving their victims in a financial disaster. This book contains vital information that can help you avoid becoming a victim of their devious schemes.
Categories: Business & Economics

Love on the Line

Love on the Line

In Love on the Line, Elina Juusola, ideas historian, committed feminist, and former researcher of pornography and violence against women, reflects on how romance scams relate to the ever-expanding world of pornography and the romance-book ...

Author: Elina Juusola

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514444399

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 116

View: 174

Romance scams are devoid of love and emotion. Many people get to experience them the hard way and end up being victims of scammers; they may carry their guilt for the rest of their lives. In Love on the Line, Elina Juusola, ideas historian, committed feminist, and former researcher of pornography and violence against women, reflects on how romance scams relate to the ever-expanding world of pornography and the romance-book industry. Learn her story and know that anyone can be scammed. Become educated about romance scams, and learn how to recover from the ordeal with innovative flair by transmuting your negative emotions into a positive experience.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Cyber Fraud

Cyber Fraud

This volume explores the state of threats present in the cyber fraud underground. It discusses phishing/pharming, trojans/toolkits, direct threats, and pump-and-dump scams.

Author: Rick Howard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420091281

Category: Computers

Page: 504

View: 710

With millions lost each year, cyber crime has evolved from a minor nuisance to a major concern involving well-organized actors and highly sophisticated organizations. Combining the best of investigative journalism and technical analysis, Cyber Fraud: Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures documents changes in the culture of cyber criminals and explores the innovations that are the result of those changes. The book uses the term Botnet as a metaphor for the evolving changes represented by this underground economy. Copiously illustrated, this engaging and engrossing book explores the state of threats present in the cyber fraud underground. It discusses phishing and pharming, trojans and toolkits, direct threats, pump-and-dump scams, and other fraud-related activities of the booming cyber-underground economy. By examining the geopolitical and socio-economic foundations of a cyber threat landscape, the book specifically examines telecommunications infrastructure development, patterns and trends of internet adoption and use, profiles of specific malicious actors, threat types, and trends in these areas. This eye-opening work includes a variety of case studies ― including the cyber threat landscape in Russia and Brazil. An in-depth discussion is provided on the Russian Business Network’s (RBN) role in global cyber crime as well as new evidence on how these criminals steal, package, buy, sell, and profit from the personal financial information of consumers. Armed with this invaluable information, organizations and individuals will be better able to secure their systems and develop countermeasures to disrupt underground fraud.
Categories: Computers

Internet Fraud An Overview

Internet Fraud  An Overview

Internet fraud assumes different forms. Therefore, this term paper will give a comprehensive overview of internet fraud.

Author: Caroline Mutuku

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668728103

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 10

View: 165

Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Business economics - Law, grade: 1, , language: English, abstract: Internet fraud assumes different forms. Therefore, this term paper will give a comprehensive overview of internet fraud. It appears that advances in the computer technology have led to the emergence of new crime activities. However, current wave of economic globalization requires extensive application of ICT in business transactions. As a result, e-commerce is seemingly assuming the center stage in the world of business. It has imparted sophistication in the way the global community carries out business transactions. Today, people do not need to have liquid cash in the pocket for business transactions as it used to be the case before the inception of e-commerce, in 1990’s. Moreover, electronic money transfers have offered people with a reliable alternative of buying and selling items through electronic means. Purchase and selling of goods and services are currently being conducted at the comfort of one’s sofa set in the house or on the office chair. This has been enhanced by the invention of e-payment services, in which buyers can purchase commodities via online connection, the so-called online shopping and send the payments to the seller through electronic money transfer means. However, e-commerce appear to be accompanied by enormous financial risks, especially with regard to internet fraud through which users of online money transfers are losing colossal sums of money to cyber criminals. It is believed that millions of people among the global population fall victims of internet fraud every year and, the vice has been assuming upward trends year-by-year. From an accounting perspective, Internet fraud is a cyber crime in which cyber criminal develop an internet scheme to deprive a person of financial resources, especially by the creating dishonest misrepresentation of fact. Australian Federal Police (2012) defines internet fraud as, “any type of fraud scheme that uses email, web sites (and) chat rooms or message boards to present fraudulent solicitations to prospective victims” (par. 1). Internet fraud assumes different forms. Therefore, this term paper will give a comprehensive overview of internet fraud.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cybercrime

Cybercrime

Also included in the book is a chapter on the role of organized crime in Internet fraud and another chapter on Internet hoaxes.

Author: H. Thomas Milhorn

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581129540

Category: Computers

Page: 324

View: 586

"Cybercrime: How to Avoid Becoming a Victim" is a nuts and bolts, how-to guide for the typical home-computer user. It addresses the various crimes being committed via the Internet and gives instructions on how to avoid becoming a victim of each. The chapters dealing with individual cybercrimes are laid out in a format consisting of a discussion of the basics of the crime, followed by real-life examples of the particular crime, and then things computer users can do to avoid becoming a victim of the crime. Also included in the book is a chapter on the role of organized crime in Internet fraud and another chapter on Internet hoaxes. In addition, an appendix gives information on where to report various cybercrimes and another appendix gives definitions of cybercrime terms. To illustrate specific crimes, over 200 actual case reports are used.
Categories: Computers

A Fresh Look at Fraud

A Fresh Look at Fraud

This book will be a crucial read for practitioners and researchers engaged in fraud research and other fields such as Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Criminal Behavior, and Criminology, as well as for postgraduates training in these ...

Author: Yaniv Hanoch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000572780

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 486

A Fresh Look at Fraud features psychologists, criminologists, and computer scientists to address the state-of-the-art research on the rising problem of fraud, scams, and financial abuse, stimulating a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, theories, methods, and practices. In this timely volume, Yaniv Hanoch and Stacey Wood bring together leading international researchers to discuss and review state-of-the-art research in fraud research, adopting diverse methodologies (from experimental to neuroimaging), perspectives, and questions. The book addresses topics such as mass marketing fraud, financial exploitation, ageing and cyber fraud, risk factors associated with becoming a fraud victim and online/cryptocurrency fraud. It offers a holistic picture of emerging trends and issues in fraud research and also includes discussion of the ‘Next Frontiers’ in research and important insights on how to create solutions. This book will be a crucial read for practitioners and researchers engaged in fraud research and other fields such as Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Criminal Behavior, and Criminology, as well as for postgraduates training in these fields.
Categories: Psychology

Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime

Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime

While advertising their service as free , these criminals actually engage in unauthorized phone charges on their victim's accounts . The most common scam involves the use of " rebate checks . ” These checks , when cashed , transferred ...

Author: Marjie Britz

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: IND:30000092512700

Category: Computers

Page: 248

View: 235

"Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime: An Introduction" explores the current state of computer crime within the United States. Beginning with the 1970's, this work traces the history of technological crime, and identifies areas ripe for exploitation from technology savvy deviants. This book also evaluates forensic practices and software in light of government legislation, while providing a thorough analysis of emerging case law in a jurisprudential climate. Finally, this book outlines comprehensive guidelines for the development of computer forensic laboratories, the creation of computer crime task forces, and search and seizures of electronic equipment.
Categories: Computers