Nigeria, New York Top Fraud-Friendly Places List

When it comes to the places that e-retailers fear as the most fraud-friendly, Nigeria, Russia, the UK, Indonesia and Mexico are the top countries, while the North American cities that are seen as the most felony-favoring are New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Montreal.

Those datapoints come courtesy of the annual online fraud survey from security vendor CyberSource. The survey of 351 company executives "of companies involved in E-Commerce" was conducted Sept. 14 through Oct. 6, the company said.

The results are entirely perceptions—as opposed to an examination of where frauds have actually happened—but those are the perceptions that drive where retailers choose to focus extra scrutiny. The survey showed more retailers focusing on where transactions are coming from.