I received a rather hostile comment the other day on my last post. It was from a person claiming to be an old neighbor, and loaded with accusations and falsities. I tracked the IP address to a certain hotel in California, and know exactly who sent it. I’m not worried about why they sent it, but I figured I should let them know publicly that any further actions could cost them. Let’s go through a fun law, shall we?
18 U.S.C. § 1028 : US Code – Section 1028: Fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents, authentication features, and information
(a) Whoever, in a circumstance described in subsection (c) of this section - (7) knowingly transfers, possesses, or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, or in connection with, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of Federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any applicable State or local law; shall be punished as provided in subsection (b) of this section. (b) The punishment for an offense under subsection (a) of this section is - (D) an offense under paragraph (7) of such subsection that involves the transfer, possession, or use of 1 or more means of identification if, as a result of the offense, any individual committing the offense obtains anything of value aggregating $1,000 or more during any 1-year period; (2) except as provided in paragraphs (3) and (4), a fine under this title or imprisonment for not more than 5 years
I’m not into playing games. Make up another fake name to sling insults at me, and I will report you. The internet is NOT anonymous, no matter how it seems. I purposefully do not post names on here, even though I know how easy it really is to find a person’s real identity. It’s a courtesy to my family, friends, and readers. I will not post yours either.
Have a wonderful day!