Intro To Computer Crime Bill Essay

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Intro to Computer Crime
Phishing Fraud Act
By Alexandria Redman

ABSTRACT.

It has been called to my attention that phishing scams are running rampant on the world wide web, the following bill has been drafted in attempt to eliminate or restrict phishing scams and/or various cases of internet fraud in the United States.

Title of Bill:
Phishing Fraud Act

S.775.0844.1

Be It Enacted By HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONGRESS

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Preamble: Whereas phishing scams are a great cost to the public and pose a greater threat than other white collar crimes. Since phishing scams on the world wide web are starting to become a wide source of difficulty for all law enforcement and computer forensic professionals. Since this could start a computer crime revolution if not stopped.
Since the act of defrauding an individual of any personal or financial information that is used to obtain money belonging to the victim is unconstitutional per 4th amendment.

SECTION 1: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly posing as a legitimate company falsely through an email with the intent to obtain money or information for monetary gain from the receiver of the email, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.084.1 (a).

SECTION 2: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly creating an inactive email account to be the only point of contact for the buyer of a product, commits a misde- meanor and is punishable as provided in s. 775.084.1 (b)

SECTION 3: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly putting malware into any kind of download with the intent to obtain personal and financial information from the downloader, commits a felony of the third degree and is punishable as provided by
s.775.084.1(a)

SECTION 4: Any person or entity willfully, knowingly and intentionally offering an object on the world wide web that the person or entity never intends to deliver or send after a payment has been received by the potential receiver, commits a felony of the third degree and is punishable by s.775.084.1(c)

SECTION 5: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly creating or contributing to the creation of malware or other software that can be downloaded and is used to obtained any personal or financial information from downloader, commits a felony of the third degree and is punishable as provided by s.775.084.1(a)

SECTION 6: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly selling a service with the intent to never fulfill said service. commits a felony of the third degree and is punishable as provided by s.775.084.1(b)

SECTION 7: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly offering a false job to ignorant people to fulfill crimes that they do not know they are fulfilling, commits a felony of the third degree and is punishable as provided in s.775.084.1(d)

SECTION 8: Any person willfully and intentionally pretending to be a love interest over the internet for financial gain, commits a misdemeanor and is punishable as provided by
s.775.084.1(e)

SECTION 9: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly selling counterfeit items over the world wide web and posing them as authentic, commits a felony of the third degree and is punishable as provided by s.775.084.1 (f)

SECTION 10: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly pretending to be endangered financially, physically or emotionally, over the world wide web for financial gain, commits a misdemeanor and is punishable as provided by s.775.084.1(e)

SECTION 11: Any person or entity willfully and knowingly creating a software that will make it seem like something is wrong with a computer system and…