The Globalization of White Collar Crimes: An Inside Look of How Fraud, Embezzlement, Cybercrime, Identity Theft and Forgery Are Increasing World-Wide

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The Globalization of White Collar Crimes: An Inside Look of How Fraud, Embezzlement, Cybercrime, Identity Theft and Forgery Are Increasing World-Wide In this paper I will examine some of the aspects of white collar crimes such as: fraud, embezzlement, cybercrimes, identity theft and forgery. I will explain what each of these are pertaining to criminal justice and how they relate to one another. And I will conclude by how each of these topics are growing into global problems. According to Criminal-Law-Lawyer-Source.com “Fraud is the act of deliberately deceiving another individual or group in order to secure an unfair or unlawful personal gain at the expense of that party.” Fraud may be either civil or criminal offenses and many times …show more content…
Especially since many people use online banking it is easy for some of the smart criminals to obtain your credit card number, it is even easier to obtain a credit card number when someone shops on the internet and buys items. Identity theft is a serious and growing crime across the nation. Identity theft is a crime in which somebody steals your personal identity. This means that someone else is going around and pretending to be you, usually to commit fraud or other types of crimes. Identity theft crimes are usually a long tedious process and can take months to investigate. Victims can even wind up having to spend more money out of their own pocket just to recover something of theirs. Most of the identity theft cases are due to stolen names, Social Security number and credit card numbers. Thieves may steal your personal identity in many ways, some of the most common ways are: Dumpster Driving- this is where criminals go through trash looking for bills, Skimming- this is a little storage device that people use when they process your card i.e. restaurants and stores, and Phishing- this is where people pretend to be financial corporations and send pop-up messages. About.com defines forgery as “the faking of a signature without permission, making a false document or changing an existing document without authorization.” We often see forgery as the altering of a signature or signing somebody else's name.

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