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Internet Governance Glossary


4.43 Online fraud

Internet misuse or cybercrime by means of deliberate deception or trickery in order to unjustly obtain property or services.


Online fraud results in loss of property to another through the input, alteration, deletion and suppression of computer data, as well as any interference with the functioning of a computer system, with the dishonest intent of procuring without right an economic  benefit, comprising piracy (e.g. illegal downloading of software, music, movies), and online fraud, including Internet auctions, advanced fee frauds, Internet fraud actions, etc.