Online Identity Theft In Chatrooms Can Result In Criminal Liability

The online identity theft in chat rooms can result in criminal liability for impersonating another person under either forgery, fraud, or identity theft common law. Online identify theft has been addressed by legislation and criminal and civil prosecution. The liability of online identity theft in a chat room has not been addressed previously and this criminal case has proven to be pioneering.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

How would this crime actually have been prosecuted?
What is the effect of identity theft on electronic commerce?

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