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Introduction In this paper I will discuss about an ethical e-business issue that is affecting the people who use the internet The ethical e-business issue chosen is identity fraud Identity fraud is one of the most common crimes that occur to someone who uses the internet In this paper I will explain some ways identity fraud occurs and my opinion towards it Identity Fraud First off what is identity fraud It is the use of an identity of a person without their express consent for a purpose that the person is not aware of andor does not approve of 2 Identify fraud is basically the theft of ones personal information People who commit identity fraud may use other peoples information to open credit card accounts apply for loans purchase cellular phones or commit serious crimes How does this happen Some ways that peoples personal information can be taken is by e-mails instant messaging ad links and also spy ware The way peoples information is taken by e-mail is that another party would pretend that they are affiliated with a certain groupbusiness that the recipient is a member of and ask for their personal information They may persuade the recipient that they need their personal information to make updates or because their system may have crashed and needed their information again The example that instant messaging can be used to take peoples information could be on America Online AOL Anybody and anyone who is a member of AOL can send instant messages to any of their members This makes is easier for someone to have access to peoples personal information The way they can get a hold of peoples information is to send an instant message to another member and pretend that they are working for AOL and need their personal information As a former member or AOL I noticed that it was common to get messages from someone wanting my
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