|Re: State of the Internet, 2005|
|Robert Bonomi (email@example.com)|
Mon, 03 Oct 2005 14:38:21 -0000
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Henry|
> TELECOM Digest Editor <email@example.com> wrote:
>> A look at the internet as it stands now, in 2005, from a compilation
>> Chain letters
>> "Forward this message to 10 people and DO NOT BREAK THE CHAIN!" the
>> Choosing to forward a message, however, could get you in trouble. Many
> 'Anyone doing so could be prosecuted for mail fraud.'
> How can that possibly be correct?
In the United States, that statement _is_ correct.
> First of all, it suggests that the
You are, in fact, *WRONG* on that count. The post office _does_ have
The USPIS handles investigation/enforcement of 18 USC 1342.
Which includes frauds that _induce_ victims to send money
If the 'scheme to defraud' involves the use of the postal mail system
> But secondly, '_anyone_ doing so...' is preposterously Americano-centric.
The exact same jurisdictional rule (post office has jurisdiction
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