Crime and crime prevention

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Crime and crime prevention


Internet can let people access to the worldwide market place and buy some stuff they want through Internet (example EBAY) and the product will come within one week. Instead of going library-getting information they want, people can also use the Internet and access to World Wide library and get lots of information from it. People can also play the online games and chat with friends on Internet. Internet can allow us to access entertainment easily, which include music, film, movies and games. It was on 24/7, so we can access it at any convenience time.

The technology has changed our life, because it has made all the things easier because we can just buying goods at home without going outside. We also can get a cheaper stuff we want from the Internet by compare the price. But some people is making crime with the technology, so the identity theft are beginning to put people off shopping and banking online. As a survey get by a software firm show that 17% of people said they had stopped banking online while 13% had abandoned web shopping. The reason is they are worried about some people would get their card details and stolen money from it. Because the term refers to the practice of creating look-alike websites, often of banks and other financial institutions, and duping people into visiting them and giving out personal information such as pin numbers and passwords.


In this year Christmas, UK online sales will increase by 40% this year to £7 billion, up from £5 billion in 2005. It is predicted that an average of £4 million will be spent every hour in the 10 weeks up to Christmas.

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Identify Theft

The information age has provided criminals with lots of new opportunities for crime. ID theft is where someone collects other people personal data and uses them to open bank accounts and get credit cards, loans, state benefits and documents such as passports and driving licenses in their name. Then the bill would send to the person who has had their ID stolen. Criminals can do this because they making a webpage or send the letter in post which is want the people to give them, your personal and card details.

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