While many improvements have been made to fraud prevention tactics over the years, significant research advances are needed to understand and combat fraud.  The development of these research advancements, and the multi-disciplinary initiative that will help turn academic achievements into real-world improvements, is the goal of this center.  It is our hope that this interdisciplinary hub will facilitate the intellectual and practical connections necessary for more groundbreaking work in the study and prevention of financial fraud.


AARP (1996) Telemarketing fraud and older Americans: An AARP survey. Washington DC.

AARP Foundation (2003) Off the Hook: Reducing Participation in Telemarketing Fraud. Washington DC.

AARP Washington (2007) Stolen Futures: A Study of Investment Fraud Victims. Completed in conjunction with the Consumer Fraud Research Group, Seattle, Washington.

AARP Foundation (2008) Investor Victim Profiling. Completed in conjunction with the Consumer Fraud Research Group. Seattle, Washington.

FTC (2007) Consumer Fraud in the US: The Second FTC Survey. Washington DC. Consumer Authority (2009) Survey Report: Unfair Commercial Practices (UCPs) in the Netherlands.

FINRA/WISE (2006) Investor Fraud Study Final Report. Completed in conjunction with the Consumer Fraud Research Group and AARP Washington.

FINRA/AARP (2007) FINRA Risk Behavior Study. Completed in conjunction with Applied Research and Consulting, New York.

FINRA/AARP (2008) Outsmarting Investment Fraud Study. Completed in conjunction with the Consumer Fraud Research Group and AARP Washington.

Jagatic, T., Johnson, N., Jakobsson, M. and Filippo Menczer, (2005) Social Phishing, School of Informatics – Indiana University, Bloomington.

Office of Fair Trading (2006) Research on Impact of Mass Marketed Scams: A summary of research into the impact of scams on UK consumers, conducted by Exeter University.

Office of Fair Trading (2009) The psychology of scams: Provoking and committing errors of judgement. Prepared for the Office of Fair Trading by the University of Exeter School of Psychology.

Pak. K & Shadel, D. (2007) The Psychology of Consumer Fraud, doctoral dissertation, Tilburg University.

Pratkanis, A. and Shadel, D. (2005) Weapons of Fraud: A sourcebook for fraud fighters. AARP Washington.

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Sagarin, B., Cialdini, R., Rice, W., Serna, S. (2002) Dispelling the Illusion of Invulnerability: The Motivations and Mechanisms of Resistance to Persuasion, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 83, No. 3, 526 –541.

Van Dijk, (2005) Criminal Victimization in International Perspective: Key findings from the 2004-2005 – International Crime Victim Survey and European Union International Crime Survey.