Electronic commerce fraud

Towards an understanding of the phenomenon

Ian P MacInnes, Damani Musgrave, Jason Laska

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to determine the factors that contribute to electronic commerce fraud. We present a model that identifies five causes: the incentives of criminals, the characteristics of victims, the role of technology, the role of enforcement, and system related factors. The Internet has lowered the barriers to entry for criminal enterprises. Victims are unable to determine which sites are real and which ones are fraudulent and lack of reporting further facilitates this type of crime. The lack of enforcement, resulting from inadequate resources and laws, contributes to the lowering of entry barriers to fraudulent businesses. An analysis of FTC cases shows that most crimes are not technologically sophisticated and that greater awareness and experience with this type of schemes people will avoid being victimized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsR.H. Spraque, Jr.
Pages181
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 2005
Event38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2005Jan 6 2005

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Other38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/051/6/05

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Crime
Electronic commerce
Industry
Internet

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MacInnes, I. P., Musgrave, D., & Laska, J. (2005). Electronic commerce fraud: Towards an understanding of the phenomenon. In R. H. Spraque, Jr. (Ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (pp. 181)

Electronic commerce fraud : Towards an understanding of the phenomenon. / MacInnes, Ian P; Musgrave, Damani; Laska, Jason.

Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. ed. / R.H. Spraque, Jr. 2005. p. 181.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

MacInnes, IP, Musgrave, D & Laska, J 2005, Electronic commerce fraud: Towards an understanding of the phenomenon. in RH Spraque, Jr. (ed.), Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. pp. 181, 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Big Island, HI, United States, 1/3/05.
MacInnes IP, Musgrave D, Laska J. Electronic commerce fraud: Towards an understanding of the phenomenon. In Spraque, Jr. RH, editor, Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 2005. p. 181
MacInnes, Ian P ; Musgrave, Damani ; Laska, Jason. / Electronic commerce fraud : Towards an understanding of the phenomenon. Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. editor / R.H. Spraque, Jr. 2005. pp. 181
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