Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States today, and its numbers do not appear to be diminishing. Simply defined, identity theft is committed by obtaining unique personal information and then using that information to impersonate one or more victims, in one or more locations, across a period spanning hours to years.
In chapter 12, the author applies the lifestyle exposure theory to explain how one’s personal lifestyle can contribute to being the victim of identity theft.
Case Summary- Word count required is 150 words with reference.
1. Describe the demographic information of victims of Internet Identity Theft using the Lifestyle Exposure theory. Explain how identity theft victims are emotionally harmed?
Case Analysis – Word count required is 150 words with reference.
2. Business opportunities advertised as “Work at Home” schemes are one of the leading forms of Internet fraud. How is this online scam conducted and why, in your opinion, do you think this scam is so successful?
Executive Decisions – Word count required is 150 words with reference.
3. In Chapter 20, the author suggests that Internet crime has contributed to the decline in traditional “street crime” in part because the daily routines of people have shifted in that most business and personal communication are conducted from home or work. Do you agree or disagree? Explain.