Fraud & social networking

Nor surprisingly, people still fall for Nigerian Scams, not aware that the new forms they take, using social netwoking tools, do not conceal the fact they remain scams. “Nigerian 419 Advance Fee Scammers Move To… LinkedIn?” http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080602/0003451286.shtml (4 June 2008)

whether fake profiles on facebook are illegal depends on the offences looked at. Defamation/libel could be constituted providing the contents fit the description of libel and are not merely a joke. they could also be an instrument to fraud if they help attracting potential victims to depart with money “Is A Fake Facebook Profile Illegal?” http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080604/0152031306.shtml (5th June 2008)

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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