Category Archives: Computer Crimes
A New Supreme Court Ruling Changes a LOT When it Comes to Computer Use!
United States Supreme Court rulings get a lot of press coverage, because they usually have a significant impact on laws across the country. However, not all press coverage is created equal, and some rulings get a lot less attention than others, usually when something else is soaking up a lot of the media’s attention. Which […][Read More]
Online Fraud and Phone Scams: Watch Out For the Bad Guys!
Although Michigan, and certainly many other states, have seen a significant drop in certain crimes like murder and burglary, the quarantine has provided a perfect environment for certain other criminal activities to flourish. Specifically, scams. The problem of financial fraud has become a very big deal since the nationwide lockdown began. With so many people […][Read More]
What Happens When You Steal Someone’s Identity in Michigan? (Pt 2)
Welcome back and thanks for joining us here at The Kronzek Firm. We’ve been talking about identity theft and how it affects people here in Michigan (although the truth is it affects people all over the world). In the previous article we looked at the different ways your personal information could be accessed, and why […][Read More]
What Happens When You Steal Another Person’s Identity in Michigan? (Pt 1)
The definition of identity theft, to put it into simple terms, is when someone steals your personal information and uses it without your permission, usually for financial gain. But in truth, it’s a lot more complicated than that. Identity theft can refer to a wide variety of crimes, and be driven by a lot of […][Read More]
Cyberbullying is Officially Illegal in Michigan Now
We live in the cyber age, where people live so much of their lives online. Need a date? There are loads of apps to help you find the right person, plus apps for getting you transportation there and back, and sites you can visit for outfit ideas so you look your best. From getting groceries […][Read More]
Confused About Computer Crime in Michigan? Let’s Take a Look…
‘Computer crimes’ is a very vague description. The only thing that’s obvious about it, is that whatever crimes are being alluded to, require the use of a computer. However, that could be almost anything these days. From hacking and fraud, to child pornography, there’s a huge number of crimes that fall under the umbrella […][Read More]
CLOUD: Big Brother Really Might be Watching You!
When we talk about the cloud these days, we’re talking about online space used to store digital data. Or weather. Or whatever. But when the government talks about CLOUD, they’re talking about the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, which is a completely different thing! So what is CLOUD exactly? Oh, just […][Read More]
Cyberbullying Might Soon be a Crime in Michigan!
We live in a digital age, and our lives have evolved to reflect that. Crimes are committed online, games are played online, affairs are started online, and friendships are sustained online. We live our lives in a partially digital reality, and it’s evident in every aspect of what we do. From dating apps to […][Read More]
Digital Crimes Leave Digital Breadcrumbs… For Cops to Follow!
You might feel alone, sitting in the dark in your house, with no one else around. But if you’re online, whatever you’re doing can be traced back to you. It’s a fact that many people in Michigan forget while they’re committing crimes with their computers. Whether it’s downloading child pornography, looking up instructions to […][Read More]
Are ‘Geek Squad’ Computer Repair Staff Paid Informants For The FBI?
Have you ever had your computer act up, perhaps freezing or crashing in the middle of important functions? Many people have. And what does one do, when your computer is on the fritz? Simple, you call in the experts. Whether it’s Best Buy’s Geek Squad, or your local equivalent tech gurus, the people you need […][Read More]