Challenges of responding to online fraud victimisation in Australia

Cross, Cassandra, Smith, Russell G., & Richards, Kelly (2014) Challenges of responding to online fraud victimisation in Australia. Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, 474.

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Abstract

Online fraud occurs when an individual or a business responds in some manner to an unsolicited invitation received via the internet and suffers financial or other detrimental effects as a result. In 2010–11, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012) found that over 1.2 million Australians (6.7% of the population aged 15 years and over) had been a victim of personal fraud, losing approximately $1.4b in the preceding 12 months. More than half of these victims (55.7%) were contacted via the internet or email (online victimisation). In addition to monetary losses, victims of online fraud suffer serious psychological, emotional, social and even physical problems as a consequence of their victimisation. This paper explores the challenges of responding to online fraud victimisation in Australia and describes some of the specific support services that have recently emerged to support victims of this crime.

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ID Code: 72186
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0817-8542
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Crime & Justice Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Australian Institute of Criminology
Deposited On: 28 May 2014 23:21
Last Modified: 30 May 2014 03:33

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