Identity theft on the Net

Identity theft on the Net

This is kind of scary. A guy who is well known for academic work on gun ownership rights had his identity stolen and a web site put up that claims to be his work where he repudiates his long-held views. And you’d think that once the fraud is discovered, the perpetrator would realize what has happened and give up the “gag.” But he’s having a hard time getting the site taken down.

There’s a lesson on the dangers of the Internet. Any public person with controversial views can have their identity stolen and false information about them spread around fairly easily.

Thankfully, there are strict laws about this sort of thing. It falls under interstate fraud and identity theft provisions.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli