Draft Wisconsin law would target online 'catfishing' scams
4:45 PM, Nov 25, 2017
7:18 PM, Nov 25, 2017
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Using social networks to create fake personas to harass or defraud someone would be illegal under legislation lawmakers are considering in Wisconsin.
The scam is known as "catfishing" and Wisconsin's pending measure would make it a misdemeanor to pretend to be someone else with intent to threaten, harass, or defraud another person. About a dozen states already have laws against online impersonation.