Economic fraud crimes on the internet: Development of new ‘Weapons’ and strategies to annihilate the danger
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Advanced methods of electronic crime have developed in recent years and perpetrators’ motive remains mainly the gain of economic profit. The use of the internet and networks as tools to achieve their purpose and the disguise they offer, render their use ideal for the commission of a ‘perfect crime’. States and international organisations seem unable to respond equally fast or effectively to the danger of the development of new crimes. However, there is more awareness of the issues involved and legal measures and proposals have been advanced at EU-level and internationally.