Ok I have been approached by a friend who claims that someone has been impersonating me via a internet communications software, I am not person with fame. So however, this friend of mine was fooled that it is him and I believe certain exchanges were intimate or whatsoever, i'm not sure the full content of this. But I think the context was that this person had used my picture, but not my full name. All of the pictures I think was obtained through my social media website. However, I went on to believe that such a person was making unreasonable demands, not known whether to be unwarranted or offered by my friend. But it is all in the confusion that it is me and I have no idea who this person is. What's the legal situation here and what are my rights? PS this person might not even be in the UK
Ok so for impersonating someone, the person will have to have the intention for defrauding me or using my identity to defraud a person in order for it to be a criminal offence.
I believe yes the person was blackmailed but then he himself offered the solution to the blackmail instead of the person demanding for it, after asking the person, the occassion was that he was merely discussing disadvantageous materials against such person, and out of fright, he offered a solution to settle, however, it was not involved in monetary value. Hence, I don't think this could be pursued if I am correct?
What would a clear offence constitute as? If he uses my name to social engineer certain things I do not believe this is also criminal?
Hence, in such a case the prospects of the police doing anything would be bleak if I am correct? Could I sue with civil proceedings?
Could this be fraud by false representation?
Would this be better classed as a hoax than a fraud though ?
Problem is, it's not a full name, neither it is my legal name but a commonly known name of myself, but also, they used a publicly shared photo and that's all I believe. As I said, but what happened was that the person was hinting that they would not delete something which my friend has sent him after asking him to delete, which then he considers the material itself is threatening, hence wilfully and justifiably offered a solution to the problem himself, but I do not believe that there were any demands by the impersonator and the conversation of this has already been deleted...
Hi Joe I have one more question about blackmailing which is slightly off topic, would I start a chat with you which won't last more than 15 minutes please? Thanks
No chat via the site, i meant.
I'm sent a question to you which I wish to be answered via chat form
Could you pick it up please? It says For Jo C. Thanks
Can you pick up one of the chat questions I have asked please?