Identity fraud: The player landscape in Australia

Rodger Jamieson, Greg Stephens, Donald Winchester

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This paper investigates and categorises players in the identity fraud landscape in Australia. The player categories include: government and non-government proof of identity (POI) issuers and users; law agencies; the perpetrator; target organisations; solution providers and experts; the media; and community interest groups. The various interactions and collective arrangements between these organisations within and across sectors are important for several reasons. Firstly, in Australia, participants and identity crime perpetrators usually need a 'set' of POI documents which sum to at least 100 points in order to open accounts or receive benefits. The POI gathering sequence is referred to as the 'circularity effect' of acquiring POI documents. Secondly, perpetrators attack the 'weakest link' across a targeted sector and within targeted organisations. A contribution of this paper is to educe how organisations, in an IS context, through knowledge management (KM), knowledge sharing, sense-making, and organisational learning, from within and across sectors, can collectively combat the identity crime phenomenon.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventACIS 2007 Proceedings - 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems -
Duration: 1 Dec 2007 → …


ConferenceACIS 2007 Proceedings - 18th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
Period1/12/07 → …


  • Identity fraud and related crimes (terrorism, Trafficking, Money laundering)
  • Information systems
  • Knowledge management
  • Organisational learning
  • Sensemaking


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