Cyber-Identity Theft: A Conceptual Model and Implications for Public Policy

E-COMMERCE, E-GOVERNMENT AND MOBILE COMMERCE, IDEA GROUP REFERENCE, Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, ed. , 2006

26 Pages Posted: 17 Jan 2012 Last revised: 28 Feb 2013

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Angeline Close Scheinbaum

University of Texas at Austin; Clemson University

R. Zachary Finney

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

In this exploratory piece, we set a conceptual basis for further empirical work on cyber identity theft. To do this, we introduce three classification schemes (i.e., methods used by the thieves; time frame of the theft; behavioral responses by victims) that synthesize conceptualizations of identity theft associated with the Internet. Together, these schemes illustrate major problems and trends associated with cyber-identity theft. In light of the growing concern associated with identity theft, we highlight these schemes in order to highlight and discuss key issues related to public policy and consumer welfare for future research.

Keywords: Online Consumer Behavior, Public Policy, Identity, Privacy, Security

JEL Classification: M31

Suggested Citation

Scheinbaum, Angeline Close and Finney, R. Zachary, Cyber-Identity Theft: A Conceptual Model and Implications for Public Policy (2006). E-COMMERCE, E-GOVERNMENT AND MOBILE COMMERCE, IDEA GROUP REFERENCE, Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, ed. , 2006 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1986315 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1986315

Angeline Close Scheinbaum (Contact Author)

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Clemson University ( email )

Clemson, SC 29631
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.clemson.edu/business/about/profiles/aschein

R. Zachary Finney

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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