Understanding pet scams: A case study of advance fee and non-delivery fraud using victims’ accounts

  title={Understanding pet scams: A case study of advance fee and non-delivery fraud using victims’ accounts},
  author={J. M. Whittaker and Mark D. Button},
  journal={Australian \& New Zealand Journal of Criminology},
  pages={497 - 514}
Advance fee and non-delivery frauds have become very common with the growing preference for online shopping and the new opportunities this brings for online offenders. This article uses unique access to a volunteer group’s database focused on preventing pet scams to explore this type of crime. Distances, among other factors, make the purchase of pets online common in countries such as the USA, Australia and South Africa. This modality of purchase has been exploited by organized criminals… Expand
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