Computer fraud consists of any fraud that involves the usage of computers. Computer fraud covers a wide range of activities and can overlap with other types of fraud, like wire fraud. In general, any deliberate action to defraud or misrepresent information in order to get something of value (usually money) by using the computer is considered computer fraud.
Computer fraud is much more common these days, given the wide usage of the Internet . The most common form of computer fraud is identity theft, where another person's personal information is stolen. Other common computer fraud activities include:
If you are a victim of computer fraud, please contact the police. Once the perpetrator is caught, you can bring civil claims to be compensated for the harm you have suffered.
Consumer fraud organizations can also give you helpful information.
Computer fraud can be a very serious crime, and there is a chance of being put in prison for many years or paying large fines to compensate the victims. If you are accused of computer fraud, consult an experienced attorney to learn more about your rights, defenses, and the complicated legal system.
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