Cyber Crime Lawyer in Delhi
Sec. 66C of IT Act : Punishment for identity theft. -Whoever, fraudulently or dishonestly make use of the 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 with may extend to rupees one lakh.
Sec. 66D of IT Act. Punishment for cheating by personation by using computer resource. – Whoever, by means for any communication device or computer resource cheats by personating, 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.
Most common types of online frauds and cheating are :
Apart from these there is variety of different frauds which takes place using the internet and computer networks which could be classified in the category of miscellaneous frauds and includes misleading advertising, software piracy, over payment fraud etc.
Initially the laws were limited only to the Indian Penal Code 1860 that consisted of provisions relating to frauds and cheating but as the time passed by and scope of online frauds and cheating increased legislature came up with Information Technology Act, 2000 which specifies various frauds committed online and their punishments.
In today scenario both legislation are used to determine one’s guilt and punishment.
The ever-growing reliance on computers and the Internet, Internet fraud has been an increasing concern for civilians and law-enforcement agencies.
Though government has come out with various rules and regulation, it is also a duty of an individual to be aware and apply his mind while indulging in e-commerce transactions.
People should also take certain preventive steps to save themselves from such frauds like installing anti viruses and firewalls and be vigilant enough.