Computer Fraud

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Computer fraud usually occurs when a person uses the internet to partake in illegal activity that hurts another. In this guide, learn more about the necessary legal elements of computer fraud and how the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act regulates computer activity.

  • ContentAbout the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Computers were around for use in the 1980s without the integration of Windows for years. When it became apparent that these devices could be used to harm systems and places through networks, agencies in law enforcement and government set up regulations to provide for the prosecution and potential conviction of those indulging in illegal activity.

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  • ContentComputer Fraud - What Are the Legal Elements?

    Computer fraud usually occurs when a person uses the internet through a computing device to obtain something of value to the individual that may come from a personal computer, government facility or a company. Knowing the elements may help the accused to avoid the impact of a conviction within a criminal court.

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  • ContentComputer Fraud and Abuse Act

    The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act or CFAA was put in place originally for protection of United States government computer systems that employees and agents would use as well as certain financial institutions. However, after the scope of the Act was proven insufficient, amendments expanded the features and details of the Act.

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  • ContentCatfishing - Is It Considered Criminal Fraud?

    Catfishing is a serious problem with online interactions where one person deceives another through chat, in email or with video software where the other person uses the likeness of someone else. When the person uses the identity or convinces the target to engage in certain activities, the criminal offense of fraud is possible and likely.

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  • ContentList of Scammers Who Contacted or Their Visitors

    The following is a list of emails and phone numbers from scammers who contacted Some are using the logo or name, or added to their emails. Should you be contacted by a scammer or spammer using the website, please contact us and we will publish their information.

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  • ContentFake Traffic Ticket Email Scams

    Scams exist in almost every aspect of the online world, and fake traffic tickets are no exception when the individual seeking to defraud others of money wants to increase his or her chances by using these methods. It is important to seek someone knowledgeable in the ticket areas of law enforcement to ensure that the ticket is valid.

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  • ContentWhen Electronic Snooping Is Illegal

    Electronic snooping has been determined to be a form of fraud through the use of computers by federal laws in certain instances. Felony charges may be issued to those that snoop in this manner, as information is stolen and terrorism may occur through cyber attacks and computer-related crime.

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