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
Date Written: 2006
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
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