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Praise for Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit

"A valuable resource for consumers, businesses, and fraud investigators alike. It is filled with fascinating cases that range from fraud on auction sites, counterfeit goods, identity theft, and mail-order brides. I especially liked the guidance for fraud investigators."
James Bierstaker, Department of Accountancy, Villanova School of Business, Villanova University

"The cases included in this book point out how the Internet has turned the world into a cookie jar with no lid. When reading the various cases, you can't help but come to the chilling understanding that the one thing criminals have always needed — access — is now available to them in real time."
Allen Brown, CFE, CPA, Director of Internal Audit, Louisiana Community and Technical College System

"In his typically easy-to-read and hard-to-put-down style, Joseph Wells provides convincing evidence that Internet fraud has evolved into new methodologies that criminals use to gather, organize, and create a whole new category of victims. Highly recommended reading!"
Dick Riley, PhD, CFE, CPA, Louis F. Tanner Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting, College of Business & Economics, West Virginia University

"Mr. Wells's compendium of actual cases illustrates that traditional investigative techniques can help solve modern Internet crimes. As the Internet is used to commit fraud, so it can be used to investigate fraud. A valuable resource!"
Martha R. McVeigh, CFE, Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General

"For anyone desiring to prevent, detect or prosecute Internet fraud, this tome is an engaging, cutting-edge must-read. Well organized with plenty of practical guidance in each chapter."
Dennis M. Dunleavy, CFE, Alexandria, Virginia

"We were taught — follow the cash. Now, we need to learn — follow the IP address. Either way, it leads to the cash and the bad guys. Just when you think you've seen it all, you realize the tremendous creativity of the criminal mind."
Philip C. Levi, CFE, CMC, FCA, CPA/CFF, CA IFA, Levi & Sinclair, LLP

"The book was frightening, enlightening, and helpful. The devious minds of fraudsters never cease to amaze me. Thankfully, we have some very diligent and talented fraud examiners out there who are equal to the task. My hat's off to them."
Ron Durkin, CFE, CPA, Durkin Forensic Incorporated

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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
  • 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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