The GoldbergLaw Firm
Need an experienced lawyer, with a successful record at trial? Call us. 216-592-8719

The Right Lawyer Can Change Your Future

Rated by Super Lawyers Michael J. Goldberg

“Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.�

View Our Practice Areas

These common internet crimes can lead to jail sentences

There are many internet crimes that people participate in all around the world. From hacking to email scams, these crimes affect many people and have the potential to wipe out bank accounts and steal identities.

While some people may find themselves aiding a criminal without realizing it, many others choose to participate in these illegal acts. As such, it's important to seek a strong defense if you're caught for trying to steal someone's identity, credit card number or other information.

Several crimes are more common than others. In fact, they're so common that many people may not consider them much of a threat any longer. For example, phishing, which is unlawfully accessing a computer without permission and sending commercial emails with the intent to deceive, is so common that many people simply use SPAM folders to avoid them.

That doesn't mean that phishing isn't a serious crime. Even if no one opens an email you sent out to scam someone, you still attempted to commit a crime. That can lead to charges. Federally outlawed, phishing scams can result in up to five years in prison.

Another common crime that comes up often is the nondelivery of goods. Think about this: If you order an item on eBay and it doesn't show up, do you think to turn to authorities? Most people don't, because they can simply seek their money back from PayPal or their protected credit card lenders. The truth is that not delivering goods that were paid for is a crime and can result in up to 20 years per count.

White collar crimes like these don't pay off. If you are accused, you need to defend yourself immediately. These are federal crimes and have heavy penalties.

Source: Complex, "The 10 Most Common Internet Crimes," Stephen Nale, accessed July 13, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Get Our Experience On Your Side. Call 216-592-8719 today.

Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

The Goldberg Law Firm

OFFICE LOCATION
Lakeside Place
323 Lakeside Ave. West
Suite 450
Cleveland, OH 44113

Toll Free: 800-845-4710
Phone: 216-592-8719
Fax: 216-781-6242
Cleveland Law Office Map