When most people think of identity theft they think of someone using another person’s bank or credit card details to steal money or trick the person into buying something. This factsheet looks at how identity theft can occur through social and online media. It is illegal to have someone else’s personal information with the intention of committing a crime.
It is also illegal to make, use or give someone else another person’s personal information with the intention of committing a crime.
It used to be parents who worried about their children being picked up by unsavory types in bars and other seedy hang-outs.
Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...
You could also be breaking the social media site’s rules of use.
For example, Facebook does not let you create an account for anyone else without their permission or create more than one account per person.
A break in the case came when the victim alerted police to a dating site profile he created on Plenty of Fish.
The free online dating site has more than 90 million registered users, according to its website.
So it should not come as a surprise that the Internet, along with other technologies, plays a role in both enabling and combating human trafficking.
If you use someone’s personal information to create a fake online profile for the purpose of committing a crime, or to help to commit a crime, you could face criminal charges.
This would include creating a fake profile to harass or offend someone.
Here are five websites you can use to check out your man and find out if you have a cheating spouse (or boyfriend).
A word of warning: You should always do your homework before confronting your boo with “facts” that you’ve found online.