Title

Fighting Internet Auction Fraud: An Assessment and Proposal

Abstract

Online auctions constitute one of the most successful Internet business models. However, auction fraud has become far and away the largest component of all Internet fraud, posing a threat to the model's future. Traditional government organizations such as the Federal Trade Commission and the Secret Service in the US, as well as new agencies such as Internet Fraud Watch and the Internet Fraud Complaint Center, have joined auction businesses in trying to develop new mechanisms to fight this problem. We propose empowering auction communities to integrate their work with that of governments and auction institutions. Our methodology leverages news reports and auction transactions.

Department(s)

Business and Information Technology

Keywords and Phrases

Electronic commerce; Electronic crime countermeasures; Law enforcement; Laws and legislation; Societies and institutions, Internet auction con artists; Internet auction fraud; Online auctions, Internet

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0018-9162; 1558-0814

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Oct 2004

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