Tuesday, December 19, 2006


"Pretexting" is a name for a particular type of old-fashioned fraud: it is when a person calls another party and pretends to be somebody else in order to get information under false pretenses. Morally and ethically it is fraud, but a legal gray area in some places. California was considering a bill to explicitly make pretexting illegal.

Until the MPAA stepped in and said they needed to commit fraud to protect their bottom-line.

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