Cybercrime – factors influencing the adoption and use of electronic financial services in Tanzania

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Date
2013
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University of Dar es Salaam
Abstract
This study was done to determine cybercrime-factors influencing the adoption and use of electronic financial transactions in Tanzania. Specifically the study aimed at determining the cybercrime factors influencing the adoption and use of online banking services, mobile money transfer and mobile banking services. The study followed survey strategy where a semi structured questionnaire was used to collect data from 200 respondents in Dar es Salaam. Data analysis was carried out where descriptive and factor analyses were done using SPSS. Findings show that personal information-security, online frauds and service reliability in that order of importance are the factors influencing the adoption and use of online banking services, additionally, mobile fraud and service security, personal information security and service reliability in that sequence of their importance are the most important factors influencing the adoption and use of mobile money transfer while personal information security and online frauds, service reliability and mobile bank fraud and environmental crimes in that sequence of importance are important factors in the adoption and use of mobile banking services. From the findings, respondents ranked the factors differently for the various electronic payment services. The study concludes that cybercrime-factors influencing the adoption and use of electronic transactions are ranked differently based on a particular electronic service in order. Thus, the weight attached to each factor differs depending on the type of the electronic service.
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Available in print form, East Africana Collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, Class Mark (THS EAF HG1709.T34R853)
Keywords
Banks and banking, Finance, Cybercrimes, Data processing, Tanzania
Citation
Rwezaura, V (2013) Cybercrime – factors influencing the adoption and use of electronic financial services in Tanzania, Master dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam