Brittany Clout – u3008480
Types of internet scams
 Email scams
 Credit card skimming
 Fake fraud alerts from
banks
 Get rich quick schemes
 Wei...
Increasing Threat
 The Present
 Scams have become
a regular part of our
internet experience
 Global Financial
Crisis ha...
A Common scam - ‘419’
Emails
 Nigerian term for online/financial
fraud
 Apply discourse strategies:
 Socio-cultural gre...
Types of 419 Emails
 Online lottery winning
announcements
 Acting as next of kin
for unknown deceased
relative
 Rich bu...
Example of a 419 email
Action
prompting
strategy
Self
identification
Confidence
building
Self
Identification
Reassurance
My Report
 Research:
 Qualitative research
○ survey of 20 people
 Quantitative research
○ theories, journals, case stud...
My Report
 Outcomes
 Using theories to overcome
cyber-crime
○ Government versus governance
○ E.g.. Foucault’s Model of G...
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Internet scams

  1. 1. Brittany Clout – u3008480
  2. 2. Types of internet scams  Email scams  Credit card skimming  Fake fraud alerts from banks  Get rich quick schemes  Weight loss scams  ‘Guaranteed’ employment  Money transfer  Guaranteed visas
  3. 3. Increasing Threat  The Present  Scams have become a regular part of our internet experience  Global Financial Crisis has been attributed to an increase in illegal activity  Generation Y uses technological skills to increase wealth  The Future  These scams are not likely to be extinct in the near future  Online community needs to work with governing agencies to combat illegal activities
  4. 4. A Common scam - ‘419’ Emails  Nigerian term for online/financial fraud  Apply discourse strategies:  Socio-cultural greeting formulas  Self identification  Reassurance/confidence building  Action prompting strategies to maintain interest
  5. 5. Types of 419 Emails  Online lottery winning announcements  Acting as next of kin for unknown deceased relative  Rich business man needs help distributing money to charity  Email ‘business proposals’: ○ Money transfers ○ Claims of dormant bank accounts
  6. 6. Example of a 419 email Action prompting strategy Self identification Confidence building
  7. 7. Self Identification Reassurance
  8. 8. My Report  Research:  Qualitative research ○ survey of 20 people  Quantitative research ○ theories, journals, case studies, reports  Findings:  Common scams  High number of people surveyed experienced a form of scamming/fraudulent behaviour
  9. 9. My Report  Outcomes  Using theories to overcome cyber-crime ○ Government versus governance ○ E.g.. Foucault’s Model of Governance  Strategies for deterring Internet fraud  Network of relations and capacities within the Internet community.

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