Addressing Allegations of Hacking, Identity Theft, and Online Fraud

By Brock Benjamin
Founding Attorney

The digital age is upon us. Technology is evolving at an increasingly rapid pace, and the confines of what we once thought was possible online are being redefined on the daily. As more and more of everyday life becomes intwined with sophisticated technology, the rate of internet crimes such as hacking, cyber identity theft, and online fraud have skyrocketed. These crimes are more prevalent now than ever, and they didn’t even exist mere decades ago.

In response, an incredible amount of state and federal resources have been dedicated to combating internet crimes, disproportionately so when compared to the resources allocated to violent crimes. In fact, there are far more organizations dedicated to identifying, investigating, and prosecuting internet crimes. In addition to the usual suspects – local police departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Justice (DOJ) – the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission, and the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network all play a role in combatting internet crimes. These vast resources mean that cybercrimes are prosecuted with little mercy.

If you or a loved one are facing cybercrime charges, turn to a leader in Texas white collar crime defense, with a specific focus on fraud. The government fights hard in internet crime cases, so you need an experienced advocate who will fight harder. Let us protect you, your future, and your freedom.

What Is Hacking? What Is Identity Theft? And What Is Online Fraud?

Hacking is gaining unauthorized access to or use of computers or networks by exploiting security vulnerabilities. While hacking is generally seen as a sophisticated skill for people with specialized knowledge and training, it has become much easier to accomplish due to advancements in hacking technology.

Identity theft is an economic crime largely perpetrated online which can be prosecuted at both the state and federal level. It occurs when a person unlawfully obtains another person’s personal information or unlawfully assumes their identity to acquire goods or services. 

Online fraud, sometimes referred to as cybercrime or internet fraud, is, simply put, fraud committed on the internet or by using the internet. Online fraud can vary as much as, if not more than, traditional forms of fraud. 

Hacking, identity theft, and online fraud do not necessarily stem from separate crimes, though they do correspond to separate criminal charges. It is relatively common for more than one of these charges to appear as a result of a singular crime. There is significant overlap between these charges.

Experienced El Paso Internet Crimes Attorney

If you or a loved one are facing a cybercrime charge at the state or federal level in Texas, trust the skilled team of internet crime defense attorneys at Benjamin Law Firm. We are prepared to start fighting for you today.

Based in El Paso, our team offers a wide range of criminal defense services with a special focus on white collar crime defense and fraud, along with comprehensive civil litigation and aviation law services. Our team has decades of experience defending clients from cybercrime allegations with a proven track record of results for clients across Texas. 

While many attorneys across Texas may practice criminal defense, the Benjamin Law Firm’s founding Attorney Brock Morgan Benjamin is one of a handful of attorneys who is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, making him a true expert in criminal defense. Attorney Benjamin also has the advantage of experience as a Texas prosecutor, giving him firsthand knowledge of the tactics and strategies that prosecutors use to secure convictions. He uses this knowledge to mount the most effective defense possible for every client that trusts the Benjamin Law Firm with their case.

Contact us today or call us at (915)-221-7462 so we can start fighting for you. ¡También podemos ayudarte en español!

About the Author
Brock Benjamin is board-certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  His practice is primarily state and federal criminal law and appeals.Brock 

Posted in: White Collar Crimes