Congress Takes on the Cyberterrorist

The Patriot Act, passed by congress in 2001 is part of statutory law, and this article looks at the implications of the act on cyberterrorism, and considers the crimes of the cyberterrorist amongst other types of computer crimes. Pushed through in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon the [...]

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Is the ‘crime of false pretenses’ the same as fraud?

The crime of false pretenses can be more succinctly described as fraud, but it is not a term that can be easily explained since what constitutes a crime of false pretenses varies from state to state. There are some common circumstances across all states though: the criminal secures ownership of the victim’s property by telling [...]

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The Shady Crime of Embezzlement

The felony embezzlement is a crime against property. Whilst larceny is the crime of stealing possession of property, embezzlement is the crime of stealing ownership of property. The criminal takes lawful possession of the property, thus he cannot be charged with illegal possession, but he can be charged with unlawfully taking that possession – embezzlement. [...]

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Internet Fraudsters go Phishing

With the Federal Trade Commission reporting that nine million Americans fall victim to identity theft each year, and ever increasing types of computer crimes emerging, it is clear that internet fraudsters are a growing threat. One of their favorite scams is phishing where they set up web sites, or send emails, designed to solicit the [...]

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How do you prevent identity theft?

How do you prevent identity theft? With an estimated nine million Americans having their identities stolen each year this is clearly not an easy question to answer. As criminals have advanced from garbage rummaging on to hacking computers and infiltrating online social networks this is becoming one of the hardest types of computer crimes to [...]

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Do you need help with identity theft?

One of the most serious types of computer crimes is identity theft. Although it is possible for criminals to gather your personal data without using computers, in reality this is very much an “internet crime.” The days of people rummaging through garbage to get data have evolved to making use of technology to gather sufficient [...]

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Corruption Crime: The Dirtiest Dollar

The purpose of the article is to provide individuals accused of racketeering with basic practical legal information including, charges, penalties and possible defenses. If you are just curious about the subject, it will provide a good overview. It is not intended as a substitute for qualified legal counsel.
A racket is an illegal business, such a [...]

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Defending Perjury Cases

The purpose of the article is to provide individuals accused of perjury with basic practical information including, charges, penalties and possible defenses. It has also been designed to give an overview for readers who are interested in perjury cases. It is not intended as a substitute for qualified legal counsel, nor does it constitute legal [...]

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What types of computer crimes are the most serious?

The purpose of the article is to provide individuals accused of a computer crime with basic practical information including, charges, penalties and possible defenses. It has also been designed to give an overview for readers who are interested in the subject. It is not intended as a substitute for qualified legal counsel. It is not [...]

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What does it mean to extort?

The purpose of the article is to provide individuals accused of extortion with basic practical information including, charges, penalties and possible defenses. It has also been designed to give an overview for readers who are interested in the subject. It is not intended as a substitute for qualified legal counsel. It does not constitute legal [...]

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