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The rising wave of college internet crimes

As the internet’s capabilities and society’s dependency on the web continue to grow and expand, the number of crimes performed online are also rising at astronomical rates. College students in Michigan are frequently finding themselves involved in these acts, whether they are unknowingly committing a crime or becoming a victim to one. We at The Law Office of Gary Michael Gabry not only know how to defend you if you have been subjected to a criminal act, but also how to defend you if you find you have committed one.

What constitutes as phishing in Michigan?

As a resident of Michigan who has been charged with behind a phishing scam, you may be wondering what actions are even considered acts of phishing. Though the term is quite common in the modern day, many don't know exactly what it means, or what falls under the Identity Theft Protection Act.

Evaluating the Consequences of Internet Crimes Felt By Victims

As an avid internet user, logging into the web can expose you to numerous risks. Since internet usage is widely considered to be a basic fabric of our daily lifestyle, it has become imperative to safeguard personal information from various forms of unethical hacking. Previous laws applicable to physical communication have now been enshrined in electronic communication to keep up with evolving threats. This means it is in your best interests to exercise caution while sending emails, chat messages over social media or even logging into your bank account. When you are aware of your basic rights, you are in a prime position to exercise caution from various forms of vulnerability.

Potential consequences of cyber stalking charges

Logging into cyberspace exposes you to many vulnerabilities and risks. As the Internet expands into our routine activities, it has become part of our physical reality. As a result, certain rules and laws that were previously applicable to any in-person exchange may also apply to electronic communication. This can include any exchange over social media, email and any online forums. In such instances, it is necessary to protect yourself from the potential risks. Knowing your rights may save you from ending up in a position where you might be vulnerable to being prosecuted.

Being charged with cyber stalking may result in a prison sentence

Logging into cyber space exposes you to many vulnerabilities and risks. As Internet expands into our routine activities, it has become part of our physical reality. This means that rules and laws that we previously had for in person exchange may also apply to conduct over electronic mediums. Such medium can include email, social media and other online forums. In such circumstances, it is important to make sure that not only do you stay safe from the risks but also protect yourself from ending up in a situation where you might be vulnerable to being prosecuted.

Facing online identity theft charges

Using deceptive measures to steal someone's identity and use it for your personal gain is called identity theft. Abusing the victim's personal or financial information may result in severe ramifications in the future. Federal and state laws against internet crimes have become strict ever since the use of internet has increased. Defendants might face harsh penalties if they are found guilty of online identity theft.

Defense against phishing scam charges

Phishing is the attempt to get sensitive information like online data and credit card details, often for malicious reasons, by posing as a legitimate company in an electronic communication. Phishing is fairly easy to do these days. The scammer poses as a bank or a company. He asks the consumer for personal information once the consumer is redirected to the scammers' website. From there the scammer can access the consumer's account details. This can also be termed as identity theft. Spoofing and phishing can be put into the same category. In both cases, the scammer tries to acquire social security numbers, credit card numbers, date of birth, etc.

Identity theft carries serious penalties

Anytime you use someone's personal information for your own financial gain, it may be considered identity theft. You may be accused of identity theft if police believe you used someone else's credit card or opened a line of credit in another person's name without his or her permission. Being suspected of using another person's identification fraudulently, such as when you are applying for a job, may also result in a charge of identity theft.

Facing online identity theft charges

Using deceptive measures to steal someone's identity and use it for your personal gain is called identity theft. Abusing the victim's personal or financial information may result in severe ramifications. Federal and state laws against Internet crimes have become strict with the increased use of the Internet. Defendants might face harsh penalties if they are found guilty of online identity theft.

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