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Illinois defense attorney, Illinois criminal lawyer, Illinois criminal law statutesSince the Internet has grown over the past fifteen years, individuals are now able to sell their home or rent part of their home out to others. Even though, with the use of the Internet, communication has been made a lot easier for both parties, there has been a drastic increase in scams during the selling and leasing process.

What Is a Rental or Real Estate Scam?

A rental scam often happens when an individual is trying to sell his or her property online and is contacted by another individual who seems interested in the property. When both parties agree on a set price, then the offender may send a check to the other party to deposit, covering housing expenses.

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Illinois federal crimes attorney, Illinois criminal attorney, Illinois defense lawyer,Many people have heard of the word “phishing” before, but not a lot of people fully understand what the term means. Phishing is a federal crime that can and will come with serious consequences, and action must be taken if you or a loved one has been accused of this offense. The crime is a form of identity theft that can change the person’s quality of life in a negative manner.

What Constitutes as Phishing?

Phishing is defined as the act of posing as a true and legitimate company or government agency in an email, Web page, or other means of Internet communication. The “company” will do this to get the recipient of the message to offer his or her personal information. The information that the “company” may go after may include the following:

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