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Maryland Man, Woman Charged With Multiple Internet Crimes

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Harassment does not always happen in person. The internet has made it easy to perpetuate these crimes online. A Maryland man has been arrested for terrorizing his ex-wife online. The man, a 42-year-old Navy officer, worked with a co-conspirator, a 43-year-old woman, and both have been charged with cyberstalking, fraud, and identity theft. The… Read More »

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What To Know About Cyberstalking

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In the past, stalking was a crime that required two people to be in each other’s physical presence. A person may follow another person around school or from work to home, for example. In today’s digital age, stalking no longer requires physical presence. In fact, you can stalk someone from your home, as long… Read More »

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Maryland Man Accused Of Cyberstalking TikTok Star

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Social media has made many people famous. While being well-known may be the dream for most people, it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. Many celebrities end up having to deal with deranged fans. Some of these fans go as far as to stalk them, causing immense emotional distress. A Maryland man… Read More »

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Maryland Man Arrested For Soliciting Sex From Minor Online

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Soliciting sex online is against the law, and these crimes are punished especially harshly when children are involved. A Maryland man learned this the hard way, when he was arrested for soliciting sex from who he thought was a teen boy. It turned out to be an undercover police officer. The 25-year-old man from… Read More »

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Fraudulent COVID Drugs Sold Online; Websites Shut Down

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The COVID pandemic has left people scared, worried that they might get seriously ill or even die. Now that there are vaccines, the fear has subsided, but many people were once looking for treatments to help them avoid contracting the deadly virus. This has led to many internet crimes, including online scams. The U.S…. Read More »

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Unemployment Fraud Arrests Made In Maryland

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

With unemployment benefits increasing during the COVID pandemic, people have been committing extremely high levels of fraud in order to receive this extra money. This internet crime has been really bad in Maryland, with 1.4 million claims confirmed to be fraudulent. So far, several arrests have been made. As of July 13, 1,443,211 unemployment… Read More »

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Man Accused of Cyberstalking Maryland College Student

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Love can be complicated. When a person has romantic feelings for someone, they may show it in strange ways. Some people become so obsessed with their love interest that they turn to cyberstalking. A teen from New York City is facing cyberstalking charges after harassing a girl who was his sister’s former classmate. In… Read More »

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Internet Crimes on the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

There’s a lot going on in the world right now. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of commotion as millions of people have lost jobs. Businesses are shut down. People are stuck at home. Stores are displaying empty shelves as shoppers hoard toilet paper, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. People are stressed out… Read More »

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What Makes Internet Crime So Common?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do—there are warnings about online scams. Hackers are creating fake websites to steal your credit card and personal information. You receive emails from your long-lost relatives guaranteeing million-dollar fortunes. Your computer’s antivirus software is working overtime to keep your computer safe. Internet crime is happening… Read More »

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Maryland Cyberbullying and Cyberstalking Laws

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In the past, stalking and bullying someone required being in the physical presence of the victim. This is no longer the case. Advances in technology have made it so a person can now stalk or harass another person from the comfort of their own home. They can use their computer or phone to email… Read More »

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