5 – The oldest scam in the book is where the scammer sends you MORE money than you asked for.
They will then apologize and say that they made a mistake but if you could please just wire the balance to their “shipping agent” through Western Union they will arrange a pickup.
As it currently stands, a ratting plaintiff must show damages of over ,000 to be able to use the act's civil provisions.
At issue are privacy harms suffered by Colorado residents Crystal and Brian Byrd at the hands of a RAT called PC Rental Agent.
Amending the CFAA’s damages requirement to take into account the type of harms suffered by ratting victims would offer more people the ability to gain relief under the act’s provisions.
Patrick Leahy noted in 2013 was "no longer suited" to contemporary threats—courts have turned to a technologically unwieldy metaphor of "flight" to determine which interceptions occur “contemporaneously” with a message’s transmission and thus are covered by the statute.
ECPA was passed in 1986 as an amendment to the federal Wiretap Act, and, among other things, generally forbids the interception of electronic communications without the consent of a party to that communication.
Considering these people are always looking for new ways to scam you from your money I would be very hesitant to proceed with these types of transactions.
One thing I have learned is that the BEST way to cut off a scammer on Craigslist is to keep ALL your transactions Craigslist is also full of local scammers, don’t get me wrong. That would be just foolish to allow yourself to think that locality has anything to do with the criminal element.
School districts have used RATs to spy on students in their bedrooms; rent-to-own computer stores have secretly watched their customers.