A Fresh Look at Fraud features psychologists, criminologists, and computer scientists to address the state-of-the-art research on the rising problem of fraud, scams, and financial abuse, stimulating a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, theories, methods, and practices.

In this timely volume, Yaniv Hanoch and Stacey Wood bring together leading international researchers to discuss and review state-of-the-art research in fraud research, adopting diverse methodologies (from experimental to neuroimaging), perspectives, and questions. The book addresses topics such as mass marketing fraud, financial exploitation, ageing and cyber fraud, risk factors associated with becoming a fraud victim and online/cryptocurrency fraud. It offers a holistic picture of emerging trends and issues in fraud research and also includes discussion of the ‘Next Frontiers’ in research and important insights on how to create solutions.

This book will be a crucial read for practitioners and researchers engaged in fraud research and other fields such as Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Criminal Behavior, and Criminology, as well as for postgraduates training in these fields.

chapter 1|14 pages


ByYaniv Hanoch, Stacey Wood

chapter 2|27 pages

Mass-Market Consumer Frauds:

What the Statistical Data Show
ByKeith B. Anderson

chapter 3|16 pages

Scams in the Time of COVID-19:

Pandemic Trends in Scams and Fraud
ByStacey Wood, David Hengerer, Yaniv Hanoch

chapter 4|30 pages

Aging online:

Rethinking the aging decision-maker in a digital era
ByNatalie C. Ebner, Didem Pehlivanoglu, Rebecca Polk, Gary R. Turner, R. Nathan Spreng

chapter 5|23 pages

Psychological Aspects of Elder Financial Exploitation:

Risk Factors, Intervention Approaches, and Case Studies
ByPeter A. Lichtenberg, Rebecca Campbell, Latoya Hall

chapter 6|19 pages

Cognitive and Metacognitive Predictors of Financial Exploitation:

Understanding Fraud Susceptibility in Adulthood
ByLaura C. Walzak, Wendy Loken Thornton

chapter 7|14 pages

Vulnerability to Financial Exploitation in Older Age:

A Neuropsychology Perspective
ByS. Duke Han

chapter 8|23 pages

Do Not Distract Me While I Am Winning This Auction:

The Psychology of Auction Fraud
ByDavid Modic

chapter 9|25 pages

Trends in online consumer fraud:

A data science perspective
ByFelix Soldner, Bennett Kleinberg, Shane Johnson

chapter 10|28 pages


Boons and curses for fraud prevention
ByJosh Kamps, Arianna Trozze, Bennett Kleinberg