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Have you been accused of social engineering fraud?

Identity theft is an ongoing problem for Americans, and the methods used to capture identity information are becoming increasingly creative. Findings from the 2017 Identity Fraud Study put together by Javelin Strategy & Research reveal that in 2016, $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million consumers in the U.S. The statistics showed that someone was a victim of identity fraud every two seconds that year. As such, facing even a false accusation of identity fraud has the potential for serious consequences.

4 types of credit card fraud

Credit card fraud is a term that broadly refers to various types of theft and fraudulent behavior relating to credit cards. Generally, this type of crime involves compromising or stealing credit card information. However, credit card fraud comes in a variety of shapes and forms. 

What constitutes a cyber crime?

If you face a charge for any type of cyber crime in Tennessee, it's a serious matter. Depending on the type of crime which law enforcement officers allege you committed, you may face prosecution from either the State of Tennessee or by the federal government. Either way, you could face substantial prison time and large fines if convicted.

Understanding the different types of online scams

The internet is an incredible invention full of opportunities. Using the World Wide Web allows you to learn anything, talk to anyone and pursue a variety of activities, from shopping to playing games. The internet is also home to numerous types of crimes, known as cyber crimes.

Is online bullying illegal?

In recent years many people, both adults to teenagers, have recognized the impact bullying has on others. That's why Tennessee and many other states have adopted cyberbullying laws to create a safer environment for all people. 

How serious are cyber crimes in Tennessee?

With nearly everything being available online and everyone using electronic devices to complete tasks, committing crimes through the internet has never been easier or more varied. While these actions may not seem like a big deal in some instances, many may have more serious legal consequences than you may think.

Are The Contents Of Your Computer Really Private?

What happens when a computer repairman uncovers evidence of illegal acts on a computer the repairman is servicing? The right thing to do is for the repairman to alert law enforcement authorities. But a case in California has revealed a troubling relationship between the FBI and some employees of a leading national computer service provider. It raises serious questions involving the Fourth Amendment and a person's reasonable expectation of privacy.

Penalties for child pornography can be severe, know your rights!

As the internet grew, law enforcement agencies here in Tennessee and elsewhere developed cyber crime divisions in order to police it. New laws were passed to make certain online activities illegal. The penalties for many of these new crimes such as viewing child pornography online can be severe.

What does it mean to be accused of cyber bullying?

Technology has advanced to the point where most people here in Tennessee and around the country have some sort of online presence. Social media, texting and other forms of electronic communication have become a way of life. State and federal laws have had to keep up with these new forms of communication, which has spawned a new segment of law enforcement to deal with cyber crimes such as cyber bullying.

Internet crime can be confusing in Tennessee

The evolution of technology has taken place at break-neck speed. The criminal aspect of the Internet and computer use in general may still be unclear or unknown to some who may not even be aware of what online activity may constitute a crime. Those facing charges of Internet crime in Tennessee should be keenly aware of what activities may constitute a crime as well as what kind of evidence may be used in cases of Internet crimes.

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