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Identity Theft

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 12:57 pm
by SWart
If you make a fake profile of someone on facebook should you be charged with identity theft?

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:20 pm
by Glaceau
thats a good question....anybody have an answer to this?

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:03 pm
by Crows
I would like to know that because whenever you open any account under false pretense you must sign or consent a form that agrees you are entering all the information to the best of your ability. So I think it should be basically like stealing someone's identity.

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:45 pm
by AUX123
Has there been in cases in court over this?

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:42 am
by Caucasus
I had a facebook account before, but I decided to stay away from it and move on as normally as I could. There's a lot of fake profiles back then, and I believe there's still a lot of it even more now. Identity theft is one those things that happen lately and it's not really a good sight.

I've seen profiles from my friends that have been copied almost perfectly by the poser, they all had this photos of her, some of it were real and some of it were photoshopped. But then again, the profile was obviously fake it was a good thing that the poser didn't knew about her birthday so he just put the default date 01/01.

This nice article I read earlier today has some great tips for those who think they might have been victimized by a fake facebook account and how to avoid it in the future. http://darktips.com/11-tips-to-identify-fake-profiles-on-facebook

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:23 pm
by MammaJ
AUX123 wrote :
> Has there been in cases in court over this?

Read this story it will freak you out.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/11/scum-with-a-gun-facebook-fraud-case-heats-up-new-jersey/

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:37 pm
by Tinkerbella
Man the internet can be messed up if you dont understand how to protect yourself!

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:45 pm
by BarnYard
Is identity theft a felony?

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:46 am
by Partial
That depends what you were doing with the identity. If you are a minor and using it for alcohol consumption then no but if you are trying to make money or something bad like that then it becomes a felony.

Re: Identity Theft

PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:16 pm
by logger
SWart wrote :
> If you make a fake profile of someone on facebook should you be charged
> with identity theft?

Has to be proven without a dout and you have to prove malicious intent