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Is identity theft a felony in Wisconsin?

Misrepresenting who you are by utilizing the personal information of someone else, or someone’s business, is a serious crime in Wisconsin. If you are currently facing an identity theft charge, you may be feeling understandably uneasy about the repercussions you...

Is cyberbullying illegal in Wisconsin?

Cyberbullying is a widespread phenomenon. This term refers to using the internet to intimidate, harass or harm another person. And while bullying is an age-old problem, it largely takes place online now rather than in-person. Cyberbullying often occurs on social media...

3 common social media crimes

Social media platforms are an essential part of our society. Millions of people use websites and apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat every day. Most people even get their news from social media platforms. Due to the skyrocketing popularity of...

Catfishing: a prank or crime?

Sometimes, the most benign actions can lead to serious consequences. Heading online to play a practical joke on someone may result in humor...or something much worse.In Wisconsin, impersonating someone or lying about your identity to entice another to engage with you...

4 common email crimes

Email is one of the most useful forms of electronic communication. Of course, its popularity is dwindling with the rise of texting. But it is still common to use email for communicating with individuals and staying up to date with subscriptions to...

The evolution of phishing

As the use of the internet continues to grow, so do the opportunities for cyber crime. As such incidents increase, so do the government's attempts to stop them.If you or a loved one face charges for cyber crime, it is important to understand the charges to know what...

The different types of phishing crimes

In this age of everchanging digital technology, computer crimes are keeping up with tech developments. One that has been around for many years is phishing. However, it has expanded past the computer over the years. The following are the different types of phishing...

What are the most common types of cybercrimes?

Many people in Wisconsin who commit crimes online fall prey to the false sense of security that the internet provides. Some of these individuals may not be aware that some of their online activities are illegal and can result in them receiving criminal charges. Others...

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