Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit
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Real case studies on Internet fraud written by real fraud examiners

Internet Fraud Casebook: The World Wide Web of Deceit is a one-of-a-kind collection of actual cases written by the fraud examiners who investigated them. These stories were hand-selected from hundreds of submissions and together form a comprehensive, enlightening and entertaining picture of the many types of Internet fraud in varied industries throughout the world.

  • Each case outlines how the fraud was engineered, how it was investigated, and how perpetrators were brought to justice
  • Topics included are phishing, on-line auction fraud, security breaches, counterfeiting, and others
  • Other titles by Wells: Fraud Casebook, Principles of Fraud Examination, and Computer Fraud Casebook

This book reveals the dangers of Internet fraud and the measures that can be taken to prevent it from happening in the first place.


Dr. JOSEPH T. WELLS, CFE, CPA, is the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the world's largest anti-fraud organization. Mr. Wells writes, researches, and lectures to business and professional groups on fraud-related issues. He has authored seventeen books and scores of articles. His writing has won numerous awards, including the top articles of the year for Internal Auditor magazine and the Journal of Accountancy. The American Accounting Association previously named him Accounting Education Innovator of the Year for his pioneering work in fraud examination education.



Internet Fraud Tree.

Chapter 1 PHANTOM FIGURINES (John Ouellet).

Chapter 2 FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE? (Ernesto F. Rojas).

Chapter 3 BEHIND A SMOKE SCREEN (Jay Dawdy).


Chapter 5 SMALL-TOWN BOYS (Andrea Lee Valentin).

Chapter 6 DANGEROUS DIET (Nancy E. Jones).

Chapter 7 THE SUBURBAN SPOOFER (James B. Keith).

Chapter 8 DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS (Kasondra N.D. Fehr).

Chapter 9 HOT WIRE (Ryan W. Mueller).

Chapter 10 A BUSINESS WITHIN A BUSINESS (Alan F. Greggo).

Chapter 11 DOUBLE PLAY (Delena D. Spann).

Chapter 12 THE eBAY-FRAUD BROTHERS (Gerard (Jerry) Buchleitner).

Chapter 13 NOT-SO-PRECIOUS METALS (Michael J. Molder).

Chapter 14 THE COOL-CASH SYNDICATE (Austine S.M. Adache).

Chapter 15 DASTARDLY DESIGN (Prabhat Kumar).

Chapter 16 THE RECKLESS CLERK (Oleg Lykov).

Chapter 17 CLOSE QUARTERS (John P. Grancarich).

Chapter 18 PLAYING WITH FIRE (Hank J. Brightman).

Chapter 19 HACK, PUMP AND DUMP (Nadia Brannon).

Chapter 20 DANGEROUS LEARNING CURVE (Ahmed R. Kunnumpurath).

Chapter 21 THE SHERWOOD BOYS (Paolo Bourelly).

Chapter 22 THE BROKEN NEST EGG (David Alan White).

Chapter 23 ONE MORE LAP TO GO (Spyridon Repousis).

Chapter 24 DEATH AND TAXES (Gay Stebbins).

Chapter 25 KEEPING IT ALL IN THE FAMILY (David Petterson).

Chapter 26 NO SECURITY IN ONLINE ADVANCE FEES (Dr. Ivo George Caytas).

Chapter 27 THE G.I. HACKER (Bruce L. Owdley).

Chapter 28 THE WRONG SUSPECT (Jyoti Khetarpal).

Chapter 29 DRIBBLING ON THE INTERNET (Timothy D. Martin).

Chapter 30 BEHIND THE MASK (Christian André Chmiel).

Chapter 31 ONLINE PHARMACY (Jon Cohen).

Chapter 32 THE PORN PROCUREMENT PROCESS (Lt Col Robert J. Blair).

Chapter 33 GAMBLING ON A PROFIT (Antonio Ivan S. Aguirre).

Chapter 34 THE SOLITAIRE TRADER (Shabda Prakash).

Chapter 35 THE BIG BROTHER HE NEVER HAD (Chris A. McCulloch).

Chapter 36 WANTED: YOUR MONEY (Jonathan Washer).

Chapter 37 THE BUSINESS OF MAKING MONEY (Bill Maloney).

Chapter 38 FAILURE TO DELIVER (Todd J. Davis).

Chapter 39 CYBER PSYCHO (Eric A. Kreuter).

Chapter 40 DRAG QUEENS AND DRUGS (Peter J. Donnelly).

Chapter 41 WIRE TRANSFERS FROM NOWHERE (Kenneth C. Citarella and Laura A. Forbes).