The internet has changed the world for the better in a variety of ways. For example, it's made it possible to connect with people all over the world in an instant.
Just the same, the internet has made it easier than ever for people to commit crimes.
Here are some of the most common types of internet crimes:
- Phishing: This is when a person attempts to obtain private information from another individual by posing as someone else, such as a reputable company or family member. The primary goal of the scammer is to obtain sensitive personal or financial information.
- Work at home scams: These vary, with the most common scams including those in which a person is required to pay upfront fees or purchase expensive materials in order to take advantage of the "opportunity."
- Prize scam: Most people have come across this type of scam more than once. It typically entails a fake email that tells the recipient they've won a prize. It also tells them they have to pay a fee to process the transfer of the prize. The scammer then pockets the fee and disappears.
If you're charged with any type of internet crime, it's critical to learn more about the charges and why they came about. You may come to find that you've been wrongfully accused.
There are many internet crime defense strategies, one or more of which may be able to help avoid a conviction. The approach that you take is based largely on the criminal charges, the seriousness of the crime and the evidence in the case.