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Fraud: an overview of current and emerging risks

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 62

P.N. Grabosky and Russell G. Smith
ISBN 0 642 24025 6 ISSN 0817-8542
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, November 1996


Fraud is one type of crime which may be expected to take new forms in the 21st century. This paper outlines a number of social, demographic and economic developments which will influence the shape of fraud in years to come. Issues explored include globalisation, primary production, industrial espionage, electronic funds transfers, telecommunications, fraud against the elderly, migration fraud, disadvantaged minorities, telemarketing fraud, business opportunity fraud, copyright fraud, and fraud by government contractors.


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