Frames of Fraud : A Qualitative Analysis of the Structure and Process of Victimization on the Internet

@inproceedings{Burgard2013FramesOF,
  title={Frames of Fraud : A Qualitative Analysis of the Structure and Process of Victimization on the Internet},
  author={Anna Burgard and Christopher Schlembach},
  year={2013}
}
  • Anna Burgard, Christopher Schlembach
  • Published 2013
In this paper, the structures and processes of Internet fraud are analyzed. By applying Goffman’s (1974) concept of frame analysis, we show that fraud is a type of fabrication, a strategic interaction in which one party (the deceiver) uses information that allows a different interpretation of the situation as compared to the perspective of the deceived party. The process of becoming a victim of cyber fraud has three stages, which are structurally equivalent to what anthropologists’ call rites… CONTINUE READING