Computer crimes are incredibly common these days and continue to expand in depth as more and more ideas hit the web. Those who have access to computers and a connection to the internet can commit a host of different computer crimes in Orlando. Let's take a look at some of the most common defenses to computer crime charges in the event you ever face these charges.
Credit cards are an important part of everyday life in Orlando. People use them to purchase just about any product or service they desire. These cards are used so often that they become easy prey for thieves and fraudsters. So, how do you best protect yourself against credit card fraud?
Today's digital world makes it much easier for criminals to steal various facets of your personal information. With so much done on the internet criminals have new ways to prey on victims. Paying bills online, ordering food online, shopping online and social media accounts can all be hacked, leading to your personal information being stolen. Here's how you can protect your identity so it is not stolen by criminals in Orlando.
The internet has been around for a couple of decades now and people are finding different ways to take advantage of it. By "taking advantage of it," we mean the many ways people can commit different crimes using the internet. There is a long list of internet crimes that are recognized by different law enforcement agencies in Florida and across the country. Let's take a look at some of those crimes in this post.
Technology continues to change at an incredible pace. Since the internet was invented, we've seen a major shift in the way businesses, schools, the emergency services and individuals operate. As technology continues to adapt and change to our lives, so too does the criminal code that regulates it. This code is known as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which was enacted in 1986.
Mortgage fraud is a very serious offense that can result in severe financial penalties even criminal charges. If you or someone you love faces mortgage fraud charges, or suspect you may soon, it is important to fully understand which laws you potentially violated so that you can build a strong defense and clear up the matter as soon as possible.
Identity theft is one of the more serious crimes out there. Too often people find that their identities have been stolen. Sometimes, they learn that it was perpetrated by someone they know. It can be overwhelming to hear of all the data breaches on the news, but there are ways you can protect yourself. Let's take a look at the laws on the books and the penalties associated with identity theft in Florida.
Most people understand that they have the right to remain silent when officers of the law ask them questions, but it is not always easy to understand how exactly one invokes his or her Fifth Amendment right to silence. If a suspect waits too long to invoke this right, he or she may accidentally say something that alters the course of an investigation, incriminating them.
It is fair and true to say that understanding the details of the Social Security system, but violating the terms of receiving benefits is not a wise time to fain ignorance, as one woman learned when she recently received jail time awaiting sentencing for receiving Social Security benefits on behalf of her now-dead grandparents.
Insider trading has become little more than a catchphrase in popular use over the last couple of decades. While many people generally recognize that insider trading is frowned up on or illegal, few people understand how they would actually avoid accusations of insider trading if they were confronted with an opportunity. While the world of investing is often convoluted and difficult to navigate, some basic rules can help people assess their actions and keep themselves safe while trading.