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With advances in technology have come increases in cyber crimes and internet fraud involving the use of computer networks or devices to commit, further, or conceal a criminal offense. Internet fraud can take many forms, including:

  • Crimes that target a computer network or device via the internet, such as viruses, malware, spyware, cyber-terrorism, or spying on or via a computer network.
  • Crimes that use the internet to further other crimes, such as cyber-stalking, prostitution, trafficking, harassment, identity theft, and phishing schemes.
  • Crimes that use the internet to conceal other crimes or criminal material, such as child pornography, illegal gambling, prohibited firearms sales and money laundering.

The federal government takes an aggressive stance toward combating internet fraud, which is investigated by several federal agencies and is subject to serious penalties under federal and state statutes. These agencies include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, the Cyber Crimes Center of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

If you have been charged with an internet crime,call Nobles & DeCarolis today (585) 639-3111.

Commonly Asked Questions

What constitutes internet fraud in Upstate New York?

Internet fraud in Upstate New York encompasses a variety of cyber crimes that involve the use of computer networks or devices. This includes crimes targeting computer networks with viruses or malware, using the internet to further crimes like cyber-stalking or identity theft, and concealing other offenses such as child pornography or illegal gambling online. Federal and state laws impose severe penalties for these offenses, reflecting the serious stance of the government on combating internet fraud.

What agencies investigate internet crimes in Upstate New York?

Several federal agencies are tasked with investigating internet crimes in Upstate New York. These include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Department of Justice, the Cyber Crimes Center of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the Internet Crime Complaint Center. These agencies work together to address the complex nature of cyber crimes and enforce the laws pertaining to internet fraud.

What are the penalties for committing internet crimes in Upstate New York?

The penalties for committing internet crimes in Upstate New York can be quite severe, including substantial fines and lengthy prison sentences. The exact penalties depend on the nature and severity of the crime, as well as whether the offense is charged under federal or state statutes. Given the aggressive approach of the federal government towards internet fraud, individuals charged with such crimes face serious legal consequences and should seek legal counsel immediately.

How can I protect myself from being a victim of internet fraud?

To protect yourself from internet fraud, it's important to be vigilant and informed about the various types of cyber crimes. Always use strong, unique passwords for your online accounts, be cautious when sharing personal information, keep your computer's antivirus software updated, and be wary of suspicious emails or messages that may be part of phishing schemes. Additionally, regularly monitoring your financial statements can help you detect any unauthorized activity early on.

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