Mail Fraud Laws in India
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What is Mail Fraud Laws?
What is the need for Mail Fraud Laws?
How is Mail Fraud Laws legally recognized in India?
What are the examples of Mail Fraud?
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About the Mail Fraud Laws
Mail fraud occurs when mail services, or other internet services are used in furtherance of a criminal act to rob someone of their property or ‘honest services’.
In India, there are several legal provisions which are in place to deal with the offences that may happen with the usage of Internet. The principles of Indian Penal Code enjoy universal application to all the cases wherein the provisions can be attracted. For example fraudulent emails can be tried under the purview of Section 420 of the Indian Penal Code.
Regularizing and Legal Recognition of Mail Fraud Laws
India has a special statue called The Information Technology Act 2000 which deals with the issues related to the IT domain. There are several types of provisions which can deal with offences under this Act, some of them are-
o Chapter IX-Offences-66 – about hacking with computer system
o Section 43 – which is about destroying, altering, or deleting information in a computer resource which ends up in diminishing its value or utility or affects it injuriously
o Section 66C – which is about punishment for identity theft. The text says that-
Whoever, fraudulently or dishonestly make use of electronic signature, password or any other unique identification feature of any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to rupees one lakh.
o Section 66D – Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource. The text says that-
Whoever, by means of any communication device or computer resource cheats by personation, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to one lakh rupees.
Some facts about Mail Fraud Laws
The offence of phishing has gained prominence in the recent years. Black’s law dictionary defines Phishing as an act of illegally gaining access to a computer, stealing private information and then utilizing that information for harmful activities. Phishing is usually popular through various email frauds and internet related activities
Some common examples of mail fraud, and other cyber- crime email account hacking, web defacement, introduction of viruses/worm/Trojans/and so on, credit card fraud, etc.