Imitate Someone On Craigslist, Get Arrested For Identity Fraud

from the just-a-warning... dept

A bunch of folks have been sending in the news of a woman who, after a fight with her boyfriend, posted a note on Craigslist posing as him, asking men to call his office number and "talk dirty." She's now been charged with a felony for identity fraud. At least (unlike some) no one's blaming Craigslist for this one...
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Filed Under: identity fraud
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    Eric Goldman (profile), 6 Mar 2009 @ 4:50pm

    ...yet...

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    Mike (profile), 6 Mar 2009 @ 5:11pm

    Re:

    Yeah, I probably shouldn't have said anything...

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Mar 2009 @ 5:15pm

    seems a little extreme.

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Mar 2009 @ 5:24pm

    Luv Craigslist

    You can apply this idea to many things, thanks. I'm going to use it ina more creative way!

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    Huh, 6 Mar 2009 @ 5:28pm

    Really

    AC what if this guy lost his job because of her shenanigans?

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Mar 2009 @ 5:33pm

    ...but he didn't.

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    some old guy, 6 Mar 2009 @ 5:44pm

    Re: Really

    Then he could get rich by suing them for it?

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    Anonymous Coward, 6 Mar 2009 @ 6:14pm

    Why did she admit to anything ?
    What a dumbass

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Mar 2009 @ 6:51pm

    Not really sure how this would constitute identity theft. Would seem to be the cyber equivalent of writing the note, along with his phone number, on the bathroom wall at the local "alternative lifestyle" bar.

    Please note the attempt at political correctness. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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    WarOtter (profile), 9 Mar 2009 @ 11:10am

    Re:

    Identity fraud, not theft

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    bulljustin (profile), 16 Mar 2009 @ 4:27pm

    this is copyright infringement!!

    They did this in the movie Hackers, so isn't her doing it copyright infringement? Someone tell the MPAA!

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    ohgoodness, 20 Mar 2009 @ 7:13am

    so the only way to find out who did that was for the guilty party to confess, right? I mean the stupid culprit sent a text admitting it. Question does anyone know if there is anyway of finding out who did it othere than a confession?

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    jason williams, 15 Nov 2009 @ 6:45pm

    craigs list identity fraud

    my wifes ex used my identity on craigs list and we reported it and they did nothing he is already on probation for identity theft what can we do he keeps harrassing us?

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    John Brooks, 5 Apr 2011 @ 7:37am

    I'm not sure that this is really a true case of identity fraud, as no fraud has taken place, just impersonation. However, the consequences were probably not pleasant for the victim.

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