The Question“How do you know that the profile is for real and not something made up to get you to join the online dating site?
People who think they can get away with such acts because of a fake social media profile are often mistaken.
If you use any kind of information that applies to another person including: a name, address, date of birth, written signature, electronic signature, digital signature, and user name in a profile you create, you could be in trouble.
The law states that: “Everyone commits an offence who transmits, makes available, distributes, sells or offers for sale another person’s identity information, or has it in their possession for any of those purposes, knowing that or being reckless as to whether the information will be used to commit an indictable offence that includes fraud, deceit or falsehood as an element of the offence.” There are about 10 other criminal offences a person can be charged as part of this provision.
While there is no law in Canada expressly forbidding a person from creating a fake media account, nevertheless a person could run into a lot of problems in doing so.
What could be some of the repercussions of creating a fake account?