Charged with Phishing in Ohio?

Cleveland Computer Crime Lawyers

The rapid development of technology over the last several decades has enabled us to enjoy faster and more effective communication, transactions, and interactions. However, these technological advancements have also created a new market for criminal activity.

Email has become one of the most dominant forms of communication, and through this, many computer and cyber crimes have developed. Phishing is one such crime that has grown over the years, causing the government to crack down hard with severe federal punishments.

What is Phishing?

When an individual intentionally sends text messages, emails, or any other type of online or electronic communication to another person to try and convince them to provide personal information for the other individual's gain, it is considered phishing. These scams may use emails that look like they come from trusted sources, such as Wells Fargo, Amazon, or even a government agency in order to encourage the person to open it and provide sensitive information. This can also involve websites that are specifically set up to obtain this type of data from a visitor.

These phishing messages often ask for a recipient to reply to the message with their:

  • Full name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Various account passwords
  • Any other identifying information

Typically, the end goal of a phishing crime is to obtain enough information to commit identity theft. That means individuals charged with phishing often face charges for identity theft as well, stacking up serious penalties. A defendant may be forced to spend time in jail or prison, pay fines and restitution to any victims, and serve a probation sentence.

Learn Why You Need the Defense of Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law

Don't let accusations of phishing ruin your future and land you in jail! You deserve a strong, solid defense during this time. Our Cleveland criminal defense lawyers are knowledgeable on this new emerging field of criminal law and can provide the unique counsel and support needed to fight against your charges. Attorney Eric Nemecek is a co-chair of the American Bar Association's Cybercrime Committee, and Attorney Ian Friedman is a leading author, professor, and speaker in the area of computer and internet crimes.

You need an insightful and experienced attorney to take on your cybercrimes case. With the team at Friedman & Nemecek, LLC Attorneys at Law on your side, you can be confident knowing that you have an award-winning defense team. We have been recognized by countless organizations and have the outstanding client testimonials to back our legal services up.

Call our firm today to schedule a consultation with our proven team if you have been charged with phishing in the Cleveland area.