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'Tis the season to (be jolly?) wise-up to online fraudsters. Criminals on the Web lurking to scam shoppers this Christmas:1 a critical analysis of the United Kingdom's legislative provisions and policies to tackle online fraud

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This article critically examines the UK's legislative measures to tackle online fraud in light of the recommendations of the Fraud Review and the enactment of the UK Fraud Act (2006). In particular, the article highlights the threat posed by internet related crime, identifies the different types of cyber crime and outlines the threats posed by such crimes. Furthermore, the article critically considers the impact and effectiveness of several measures including the criminalisation of Fraud and the creation of the National Fraud Authority.

Keywords: cyber crime; e-banking; e-policing; fraud; international co-operation

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Publication date: 2011-03-01

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