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'Bought it, but Never Got it': Assessing Risk Factors for Online Consumer Fraud Victimization

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dc.contributor.author van Wilsem, Johan
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-18T21:04:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-18T21:04:33Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation van Wilsem, Johan. (2013). 'Bought it, but Never Got it': Assessing Risk Factors for Online Consumer Fraud Victimization. European Sociological Review: 29(2), 168-178. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.1029.9967&rep=rep1&type=pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1574
dc.description.abstract Consumer fraud seems to be widespread, yet little research is devoted to understanding why certain social groups are more vulnerable to this type of victimization than others. This article deals with Internet consumer fraud victimization, and uses an explanatory model that combines insights from self-control theory and routine activity theory. The results from large-scale victimization survey data among the Dutch general population (N¼6,201) reveal that people with low self-control run substantially higher victimization risk, as well as active online shoppers and people participating in online forums. Though a share of the link between low self-control and victimization is indirect—because impulsive people are more involved in risk enhancing online routine activities—a large direct effect remains. This suggests that, within similar situations, people with low self-control respond differently to deceptive online commercial offers. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher European Sociological Review en_US
dc.subject Data Analysis en_US
dc.subject Survey Results en_US
dc.subject Financial Victimization en_US
dc.subject Online Crime en_US
dc.subject Cybercrime en_US
dc.subject Cyber Crime en_US
dc.subject Cyberfraud en_US
dc.subject Internet Crime en_US
dc.subject Financial Crime en_US
dc.subject Economic Crimes en_US
dc.subject Consumer Crimes en_US
dc.subject Fraud en_US
dc.subject High-risk Behavior en_US
dc.subject Risk Factors en_US
dc.subject Online Activities en_US
dc.subject Scams en_US
dc.subject Self-control en_US
dc.subject Online Deception en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject Netherlands en_US
dc.title 'Bought it, but Never Got it': Assessing Risk Factors for Online Consumer Fraud Victimization en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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