Identity Fraud: What about the Victim?

This study assesses the impact of identity fraud on victims, finding: victims’ identities were most likely to have been used to apply for a store card, credit card and/or mobile phone account; that 14 per cent of victims lost money from personal accounts or credit cards; and that fraudsters typically used more than one fraudulent document to carry out fraud, amongst other things.   Read full paper    ...

Personal Fraud: The Victims and the Scams

Rsearchers find that fraud attempts are less likely to succeed if: the offender is a stranger; the initial contact is by telephone or mail; the potential victim has heard of the intended type of fraud beforehand, or; the potential victim attempts to investigate the person or proposition before responding.   Read full paper     Authors: Richard M. Titus, Angela R....