Internet Fraud Casebook: ISOG Experience in Fraud Investigations
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. The forty-one cases in Internet Fraud Casebook include The Sherwood Boys, written by Paolo Bourelly, President of ISOG.
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.
In particular, Chapter 21 entitled The Sherwood Boys explains in detail the modus operandi of the scams made by fake stock and forex brokers. This chapter is the result of years of experience that in ISOG we have acquired by investigating these online scams and helping our customers to recover their money.
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