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
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
- 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
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.