Fraud can be perpetrated in a number of ways through deception, with false representation deliberately made to make gains for themselves or others financially under unlawful means a key issue.
Cheque book and credit card theft relates to the theft and fraud committed using a credit card or cheque book as a fraudulent source of funds in a transaction. Misrepresentation relates to the fraudulent act of passing oneself off as somebody else with the means to gaining money and goods fraudulently.
Invoicing can be a huge logistical problem for businesses: with several customers potentially invoicing all at once, it can be tough to keep track of payments coming in and going out. Recently, there has been a rise in false invoices by both real and fake businesses.
Businesses are reliant on their staff to ensure their operations run smoothly. Employers also need to place a huge amount of trust in their employees.
e-Crime generally refers to a criminal activity where a computer or computer network is the source, tool, target, or place of a crime. Despite the inevitable references to ‘computers’ or ‘online activity’, e-Crime nevertheless encompasses a whole raft of ‘traditional’ crimes - such as fraud, theft, blackmail, forgery and embezzlement.