Online retailers have a significant probability of being the intended target of order fraud. An online buyer has the perception of anonymity, which makes it psychologically easier for a person to commit fraud against the merchant. Essentially, the fraudster is looking to obtain merchandise from the merchant without paying for
About the Author
David Pelligrinelli is the owner and director of security for AFX Corp., a web-based provider of title search services, records research, and document retrieval. He is well known in the on-line investigations community and has been quoted in the media by the Wall Street Journal, The Robb Report, Yahoo Finance, and several industry trade publications. Pelligrinelli has worked as a contractor and provided expert witness testimony for several government agencies, including the Department of Justice, Treasury Department, the FDIC, and the U.S. Postal Inspector. He is a member of both the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and International Association for Asset Recovery. Pelligrinelli can be reached at 561-247-4239 or via email at daveafx (at) gmail (dot) com.