Appendix 2: Useful Links to Resources on Online Fraud

Credit card fraud

About credit card fraud
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_card_fraud
Protecting yourself
http://www.biz.org.nz/public/content.aspx?sectionid=75&contentid=399
http://www.antifraud.com/tips.htm
http://www.wiscocomputing.com/articles/ccfraud.htm
http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_fraud-tips-sellers-outside
http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/paymentprocessing/a/fraudsigns.htm
http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articles2/card-fraud-strategies.htm
Importance of credit card fraud protection
http://www.verisign.com/
The Merchant 911 website
http://www.merchant911.org/

Credit card verification

The AVS verification system
http://www.tconsult.com/address_verification.aspx
The SecureCode validation system
http://www.mastercardmerchant.com/securecode/

Phishing

Learn more about phishing and how to avoid it
http://www.mailfrontier.com/docs/field_guide.pdf
http://www.shef.ac.uk/cics/security/phishing.html

Pagejacking

Identifying pagejackers and dealing with them
http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articles4/pagejacking.htm

Advance fee fraud

http://www.secretservice.gov/alert419.shtml
http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articles5/nigerian-scams-ecommerce.htm

Intellectual property fraud

http://www.usdoj.gov/criminal/cybercrime/AshcroftRemarks042204.htm
http://ezinearticles.com/

Online identity theft

http://www.tamingthebeast.net/articles/creditcardfraudidentitytheft.htm

Escrow

an alternative payment system for large international transactions
About escrow
https://www.escrow.com/index.asp
http://www.a-e-a.org/
About escrow fraud
https://www.escrow.com/fic/index.asp

Postal money orders

http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/moalert.htm
See the difference between fake and genuine
http://www.usps.com/postalinspectors/mofeatur.jpg

Online auction fraud

Lots of information about online auction fraud in this downloadable pdf file
http://www.ifccfbi.gov/strategy/AuctionFraudReport.pdf

Maxmind

http://www.maxmind.com/

General resources

Ecommerce fraud
http://www.knowledgeleader.com/
Internet fraud
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_fraud
More about different online frauds, including rigged auctions, investment scams, etc
http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/1905p107id44671.htm
http://www.canadiancontent.net/dir/Top/Society/Issues/Fraud/Internet/
Fraud information and reporting in the US
http://www.fraud.org/
High risk countries of 2004
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4648378/