Awareness of Online/Internet Frauds and Control Measures in Business Environment: Nigerian Experience
Jim Ernest Uwaneze
Jim Ernest Uwaneze, Department of Technology and Vocational Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu, Nigeria.
Manuscript received on March 11, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on March 25, 2015. | Manuscript published on April 15, 2015. | PP: 3-5 | Volume-1 Issue-7, April 2015. | Retrieval Number: F0042031615
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Abstract: Advances in technology have affected every aspect of business environment around the world. The effects are generally felt in education, science, commerce, business and particularly the electronic world. These new technologies have facilitated new business procedures from traditional banking and commerce to the electronic (Online/internet) service. The use of online /internet services has helped in ensuring that business activities and banking functions were made as simple as possible. But notwithstanding, people have used online services for fraudulent purpose which individuals need to be aware. Some internet frauds are; banking fraud, phishing, scams, spams schemes and mule recruitment etc. It was recommended that customers should be aware that certain e-mail and messages sent were fake and that Banks should executed more customers education programmes to create wider awareness of the criminal tricks occurred in the internet.
Keywords: Generally felt in education, science, commerce, business and particularly the electronic world, Online/internet, fraudulent purpose, banking fraud, phishing, scams, spams schemes and mule recruitment.