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Access Device Fraud and Related Financial Crimes

1st Edition

By Jerry Iannacci

CRC Press

176 pages

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Hardback: 9780849381300
pub: 1999-09-29
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Access Device Fraud and Related Financial Crimes offers front-line exposure. It is a reference text that affords the student, financial investigator or law enforcement professional a true insight into a wide spectrum of criminal activity involving financial crimes. This book brings the reader back to the scene of cases in which the intensity and magnitude of the schemes presented a real challenge to the prowess of skilled investigators. It explores what makes financial crime the preferred crime and the means of successfully investigating them.

Thorough in their approach, yet easy to understand, the authors offer information on every facet of this complex criminal activity. With everything from the roles different law enforcement parties play in investigation, through recent technological advancements in encryption, to useful resources that are available for investigation, Access Device Fraud and Related Financial Crimes offers a one-stop resource for solving financial crime.

About the Authors:

Jerry Iannacci is a former law enforcement officer and was also a Fortune 500 corporate administrator/investigator. Currenlty, he is CEO of Catoctin Consultants, a legal resources group of criminal analysts and forensic examiners.

Ronald Morris is a veteran U. S. Secret Service Questioned Documents Forensic Examiner (retired). He currently is president of Ronald N. Morris and Associates, Inc., an affiliate of Catoctin Consultants.

Table of Contents


The Authors: Jerry Iannacci and Ronald Morris

Technical Assistance: Chuck Baggeroer


Resources for Investigators


History of Access Devices

What is an Access Device

History of Access Devices

Significance of Access Devices in World Economy

Fraud as it Relates to Such Devices

Parties Who Investigate-Industry and Law Enforcement

False Identification

History of Use of False ID

How Obtained

How False ID is Utilized

Security Elements of ID Documents

Criminal Violations (State and Federal)

Sources of Investigative Assistance

External Schemes Involving Access Devices

Credit Cards

Bank Cards

Check Cards

Debit Cards

False Applications

Account Takeovers

Mail Theft (NRI)

Altered Cards

White Plastic

True Counterfeit

Mail Order/Telephone Order

Telemarketing Fraud

Card Holder Fraud

Internal Schemes

Moles (Employees and Contract Workers)

Merchant Collusion

Employee Collusion

Corrupt Federal And Sate Government Officials

Investigation of Financial Access Device Crimes

Police Officer

Investigative Officer

Parameters of Interviewing Suspects

Other Interviews (POS Merchants, Victims, Cardholders)

Technological Advancements

Smart Cards




Organized Crime Enterprises


West Africans




Investigative Resources Available From Industry

Training Aids


Printed Materials

800 Numbers and Other Resources

Banking and Retail Investigators

Associations (Visa and Master Card)



How a Forensics Examiner Can Provide Assistance

Types of Examinations

Expected Results

Investigator's Duties


Criminal Case Preparation

Witness Interviews

Evidence Gathering

Execution of Warrants

Serving of Subpoenas

Link Analysis

Case Presentation

Testimony (Lay and Expert)


Glossary of Terms

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Security / General
LAW / Forensic Science