Posts Tagged ‘fake’
It is bad enough when everyday people create fake online identities but when a corporation or the government does it is that considered okay? Personally I think that anyone no matter what affiliation you have should not be able to make a fake identity. Creating any fake identity is deceiving and should not be taken lightly. I recently came across an article about a man who was using fake identities online to convince people to commit suicide.
“Prosecutors say Melchert-Dinkel acknowledged participating in online chats about suicide with up to 20 people and entering into fake suicide pacts with about 10 people, five of whom he believed killed themselves.”
Despite creating a fake identity is deceiving I would also consider it identity theft. You are representing yourself as someone you are not. Now with such events happening through fake identities online I feel very uneasy about anyone participating in this kind of activity. You are supposed to be able to trust your government as well as corporations. How can you trust any person or organization not represented by their true identity?
Business, B. (2009, January 2). Identity theft . Retrieved February 24, 2011, from A.B.B.L.: http://www.americanbadbusinesslist.com/identity-theft/
Forliti, A. (2011, February 24). Defense: Suicides planned before ex-nurse involved. Retrieved February 24, 2011, from Comcast.net: http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20110224/US.Encouraging.Suicide/