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Exploring The Possibilities of e-Commerce Security and Theft

Mirza Azhar Baig Oct 05, 2017
ecommerce, exploring the possibilities of ecommerce security and theft, security issues, identity theft, friendly fraud system, clean fraud, affiliate fraud, technical fraud

In e-Commerce, the number of fraud cases is constantly increasing, as well as the ratio of fraud in online transactions is also observed quite frequently.  The attempt of fraud is not just exclusive to the credit card payments but the threats are also involving in wide use of malware to facilitate the online banking logins via telephones, tablets and personal computers as well. Thus, the frauds are done easily by using the stolen bank accounts and to make fake payments. Even, the alternative payment procedures are also appealing the criminal minds.

Here, we are describing how and what the fraud look like, precisely? The most familiar types of fraud are presented below:

According to a survey conducted, the easiest types of fraud cases attempted with the online customers are identity thefts, fraudulent attempts, and account thefts. The credit cards are considered to be the most widespread target.

Identity Theft

Identity Theft is quite common among the evil mind criminals across the world to target e-Commerce industry. Their main goal is to attempt the transactions by using diverse identity. The impostors merely take over an existing identity to fulfill their crime instead of coming up with an absolutely new identity. According to the crime branch report, it is considered to be easier for them and generally much faster as well to perform their tricks in this way.

Friendly Fraud System

Another form of crime of fraud is surveyed and named as to Friendly Fraud. This sounds responsive than it really is because by using this term or method, customers place an order and pay to prefer a pull payment method by using credit cards or direct debit. Then, they purposely initiate a chargeback request, claiming that their credit cards or account details were stolen. Thus, the amount is reimbursed but goods are kept within the company. This type of fraud system is chiefly widespread with services in most of the places. The Friendly fraud is also happening frequently with the re-shipping. It is the place where the evil mind impostors use stolen data of the payment to pay for their purchasing before the amount is sent to their residential addresses.

Clean Fraud

Here is the impressive type of fraud case that is named as Clean Fraud; is somehow confusing. Because you won’t find anything which is fairly clean in it. The basic belief of this type of Clean Fraud is that a stolen credit card is used to make a purchase, but the purchased transaction is then operated in such a way that fraud revealing functions are bypass or evaded. In this type of clean fraud, the offenders use complete analyses of the fraud revealing methods arranged, plus an abundant deal of knowledge about the legal owners of their theft credit cards. A boundless deal of precise information is then moved in form of entry during the process of payment so as to the scam discovery solution is misled. Before committing the clean fraud, a card testing process is frequently carried out. This includes making economical trial purchases through online just for checking that the theft credit card data works or not.

Affiliate Fraud

The impostors are involved in two types of Affiliate Fraud variations. Both of them have the equivalent intention or target to plan a successful fraud. The main aim is to collect more money from an affiliate database by controlling the online traffic or through the statistical signups. This way, the committed fraud can be implemented either using an entirely automatic process or by involving actual people to log into websites via fake accounts.

Technical Fraud

This type of fraud is also one of the most challenging types of security threats called Technical Fraud. Technical fraud is also widely committed in the e-Commerce businesses using various evil techniques one can’t even think of them. Technical threats are commonly faced by e-commerce provider and they have tried their level best to set appropriate precautions against this criminal act. The criminals using technical fraud attacks, and in precise denial of service attacks, usually aim e-Commerce websites or to the services hosted on high profile web-servers. These types of fraud attacks are targeted on banks, credit card processing, online retailers, and also the social networking sites as well.


Mirza Azhar Baig

Mirza Azhar Baig

Senior Content Writer / Editor at ArpaTech
Azhar has been producing web content, articles, and writes creative blogs for different industries. He is also performing a major role as Content Editor at ArpaTech.
Mirza Azhar Baig

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