Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit / Edition 1

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Web scams targeting the unemployed. Computer fraud. Online auction fraud. Market manipulation schemes. While the Internet offers a global marketplace for consumers and businesses, it also presents endless potential for crooks and scammers. The same scams found through the mail and phone have crept their way onto the Internet and into e-mail, with new variations of cyber scams emerging all the time.

Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit presents the collected insights of some of the most experienced fraud examiners around the world. Handpicked and edited by Joseph Wells, the founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) — the world's leading anti-fraud organization — this collection of revealing case studies sheds new light into the dark corners of online fraud.

Some of the forty-one cases in Internet Fraud Casebook include:

  • "From Russia with Love?," Ernesto F. Rojas
  • "Dangerous Diet," Nancy E. Jones
  • "A Business within a Business," Alan Greggo
  • "The eBay-Fraud Brothers," Jerry Buchleitner
  • "The G.I. Hacker," Bruce L. Owdley
  • "The Business of Making Money," Bill Maloney
  • "Wire Transfers from Nowhere," Kenneth C. Citarella and Laura A. Forbes

Each case in this indispensable casebook explores various kinds of Internet fraud as well as their assorted sub-schemes: phishing, online auction fraud, security breaches, counterfeiting, and others. In addition, each case offers an informative and entertaining look into the complex social factors behind fraudulent behavior on the Web. The observations of each fraud examiner, drawn from years of practical experience, provide readers with invaluable perspectives, many of which have never before been conveyed publicly. Forming a comprehensive picture of the many types of Internet fraud and how they are analyzed across industries and throughout the world, Internet Fraud Casebook equips you with authoritative, proven investigative and preventive guidance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470643631
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/26/2010
  • Series: ACFE Series, #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 386
  • Sales rank: 1,319,786
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

DR. JOSEPH T. WELLS, CFE, CPA, is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world's largest anti-fraud organization. Mr. Wells writes, researches, and lectures to business and professional groups on fraud-related issues. He has authored seventeen books and scores of articles. His writing has won numerous awards, including the top articles of the year for Internal Auditor magazine and the Journal of Accountancy. The American Accounting Association previously named him Accounting Education Innovator of the Year for his pioneering work in fraud examination education.

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Table of Contents


Internet Fraud Tree

Chapter 1 Phantom Figurines John Ouellet Ouellet, John 1

Chapter 2 From Russia With Love? Ernesto F. Rojas Rojas, Ernesto F. 13

Chapter 3 Behind a Smoke Screen Jay Dawdy Dawdy, Jay 21

Chapter 4 Cars, Cards, Chemicals and Crayons Al Sternberg Sternberg, Al 31

Chapter 5 Small-Town Boys Andrea Lee Valentin Valentin, Andrea Lee 43

Chapter 6 Dangerous Diet Nancy E. Jones Jones, Nancy E. 51

Chapter 7 The Suburban Spoofer James B. Keith Keith, James B. 59

Chapter 8 Don't Mess With Texas Kasondra N.D. Fehr Fehr, Kasondra N. D. 69

Chapter 9 Hot Wire Ryan W. Mueller Mueller, Ryan W. 81

Chapter 10 A Business Within A Business Alan F. Greggo Greggo, Alan F. 89

Chapter 11 Double Play Delena D. Spann Spann, Delena D. 97

Chapter 12 The eBay-Fraud Brothers Gerard (Jerry) Buchleitner Buchleitner, Gerard (Jerry) 105

Chapter 13 Not-So-Precious Metals Michael J. Molder Molder, Michael J. 113

Chapter 14 The Cool-Cash Syndicate Austine S.M. Adache Adache, Austine S. M. 125

Chapter 15 Dastardly Design Prabhat Kumar Kumar, Prabhat 133

Chapter 16 The Reckless Clerk Oleg Lykov Lykov, Oleg 141

Chapter 17 Close Quarters John P. Grancarich Grancarich, John P. 151

Chapter 18 Playing With Fire Hank J. Brightman Brightman, Hank J. 161

Chapter 19 Hack, Pump and Dump Nadia Brannon Brannon, Nadia 171

Chapter 20 Dangerous Learning Curve Ahmed R. Kunnumpurath Kunnumpurath, Ahmed R. 179

Chapter 21 The Sherwood Boys Paolo Bourelly Bourelly, Paolo 187

Chapter 22 The Broken Nest Egg David Alan White White, David Alan 197

Chapter 23 One More Lap to Go Spyridon Repousis Repousis, Spyridon 207

Chapter 24 Death and Taxes Gay Stebbins Stebbins, Gay 217

Chapter 25 Keeping It all in the Family David Petterson Petterson, David 225

Chapter 26 No Security in Online Advance Fees Dr. Ivo George Caytas Caytas, Dr. Ivo George 237

Chapter 27 The G.I. Hacker Bruce L. Owdley Owdley, Bruce L. 245

Chapter 28 The Wrong Suspect Jyoti Khetarpal Khetarpal, Jyoti 253

Chapter 29 Dribbling on the Internet Timothy D. Martin Martin, Timothy D. 261

Chapter 30 Behind the Mask Christian Andre Chmiel Chmiel, Christian Andre 269

Chapter 31 Online Pharmacy Jon Cohen Cohen, Jon 279

Chapter 32 The Porn Procurement Process Lt Col Robert J. Blair Blair, Lt Col Robert J. 291

Chapter 33 Gambling on a Profit Antonio Ivan S. Aguirre Aguirre, Antonio Ivan S. 299

Chapter 34 The Solitaire Trader Shabda Prakash Prakash, Shabda 309

Chapter 35 The Big Brother He Never Had Chris A. McCulloch McCulloch, Chris A. 315

Chapter 36 Wanted: Your Money Jonathan Washer Washer, Jonathan 325

Chapter 37 The Business of Making Money Bill Maloney Maloney, Bill 333

Chapter 38 Failure to Deliver Todd J. Davis Davis, Todd J. 341

Chapter 39 Cyber Psycho Eric A. Kreuter Kreuter, Eric A. 349

Chapter 40 Drag Queens and Drugs Peter J. Donnelly Donnelly, Peter J. 359

Chapter 41 Wire Transfers From Nowhere Laura A. Forbes Forbes, Laura A. 369

Glossary 379

Index 383

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