"A valuable resource for consumers, businesses, and fraud investigators alike. It is filled with fascinating cases that range from fraud on auction sites, counterfeit goods, identity theft, and mail–order brides. I especially liked the guidance for fraud investigators."
James Bierstaker, Department of Accountancy, Villanova School of Business, Villanova University
"The cases included in this book point out how the Internet has turned the world into a cookie jar with no lid. When reading the various cases, you can′t help but come to the chilling understanding that the one thing criminals have always needed access is now available to them in real time."
Allen Brown, CFE, CPA, Director of Internal Audit, Louisiana Community and Technical College System
"In his typically easy–to–read and hard–to–put–down style, Joseph Wells provides convincing evidence that Internet fraud has evolved into new methodologies that criminals use to gather, organize, and create a whole new category of victims. Highly recommended reading!"
Dick Riley, PhD, CFE, CPA, Louis F. Tanner Distinguished Professor of Public Accounting, College of Business & Economics, West Virginia University
"Mr. Wells′s compendium of actual cases illustrates that traditional investigative techniques can help solve modern Internet crimes. As the Internet is used to commit fraud, so it can be used to investigate fraud. A valuable resource!"
Martha R. McVeigh, CFE, Rhode Island Department of the Attorney General
"For anyone desiring to prevent, detect or prosecute Internet fraud, this tome is an engaging, cutting–edge must–read. Well organized with plenty of practical guidance in each chapter."
Dennis M. Dunleavy, CFE, Alexandria, Virginia
"We were taught follow the cash. Now, we need to learn follow the IP address. Either way, it leads to the cash and the bad guys. Just when you think you′ve seen it all, you realize the tremendous creativity of the criminal mind."
Philip C. Levi, CFE, CMC, FCA, CPA/CFF, CA IFA, Levi & Sinclair, LLP
"The book was frightening, enlightening, and helpful. The devious minds of fraudsters never cease to amaze me. Thankfully, we have some very diligent and talented fraud examiners out there who are equal to the task. My hat′s off to them."
Ron Durkin, CFE, CPA, Durkin Forensic Incorporated
Internet Fraud Tree.
Chapter 1 PHANTOM FIGURINES (John Ouellet).
Chapter 2 FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE? (Ernesto F. Rojas).
Chapter 3 BEHIND A SMOKE SCREEN (Jay Dawdy).
Chapter 4 CARS, CARDS, CHEMICALS AND CRAYONS (Al Sternberg).
Chapter 5 SMALL–TOWN BOYS (Andrea Lee Valentin).
Chapter 6 DANGEROUS DIET (Nancy E. Jones).
Chapter 7 THE SUBURBAN SPOOFER (James B. Keith).
Chapter 8 DON T MESS WITH TEXAS (Kasondra N.D. Fehr).
Chapter 9 HOT WIRE (Ryan W. Mueller).
Chapter 10 A BUSINESS WITHIN A BUSINESS (Alan F. Greggo).
Chapter 11 DOUBLE PLAY (Delena D. Spann).
Chapter 12 THE eBAY–FRAUD BROTHERS (Gerard (Jerry) Buchleitner).
Chapter 13 NOT–SO–PRECIOUS METALS (Michael J. Molder).
Chapter 14 THE COOL–CASH SYNDICATE (Austine S.M. Adache).
Chapter 15 DASTARDLY DESIGN (Prabhat Kumar).
Chapter 16 THE RECKLESS CLERK (Oleg Lykov).
Chapter 17 CLOSE QUARTERS (John P. Grancarich).
Chapter 18 PLAYING WITH FIRE (Hank J. Brightman).
Chapter 19 HACK, PUMP AND DUMP (Nadia Brannon).
Chapter 20 DANGEROUS LEARNING CURVE (Ahmed R. Kunnumpurath).
Chapter 21 THE SHERWOOD BOYS (Paolo Bourelly).
Chapter 22 THE BROKEN NEST EGG (David Alan White).
Chapter 23 ONE MORE LAP TO GO (Spyridon Repousis).
Chapter 24 DEATH AND TAXES (Gay Stebbins).
Chapter 25 KEEPING IT ALL IN THE FAMILY (David Petterson).
Chapter 26 NO SECURITY IN ONLINE ADVANCE FEES (Dr. Ivo George Caytas).
Chapter 27 THE G.I. HACKER (Bruce L. Owdley).
Chapter 28 THE WRONG SUSPECT (Jyoti Khetarpal).
Chapter 29 DRIBBLING ON THE INTERNET (Timothy D. Martin).
Chapter 30 BEHIND THE MASK (Christian André Chmiel).
Chapter 31 ONLINE PHARMACY (Jon Cohen).
Chapter 32 THE PORN PROCUREMENT PROCESS (Lt Col Robert J. Blair).
Chapter 33 GAMBLING ON A PROFIT (Antonio Ivan S. Aguirre).
Chapter 34 THE SOLITAIRE TRADER (Shabda Prakash).
Chapter 35 THE BIG BROTHER HE NEVER HAD (Chris A. McCulloch).
Chapter 36 WANTED: YOUR MONEY (Jonathan Washer).
Chapter 37 THE BUSINESS OF MAKING MONEY (Bill Maloney).
Chapter 38 FAILURE TO DELIVER (Todd J. Davis).
Chapter 39 CYBER PSYCHO (Eric A. Kreuter).
Chapter 40 DRAG QUEENS AND DRUGS (Peter J. Donnelly).
Chapter 41 WIRE TRANSFERS FROM NOWHERE (Kenneth C. Citarella and Laura A. Forbes).