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(p. 236) 11. Computer fraud and forgery 

(p. 236) 11. Computer fraud and forgery
(p. 236) 11. Computer fraud and forgery

Ian J. Lloyd

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date: 21 February 2020

This chapter discusses the law on computer-related fraud and forgery. It argues that issues of computer fraud raise relatively few issues of legal significance. Taking someone else’s money without justification will always constitute some form of criminal offence, the exact nature of which will vary depending upon the nature of the conduct. The situation has been more difficult when the conduct involves evading the charges which would normally be levied in return for the provision of a service. The provisions of the Fraud Act 2006 should serve to close a loophole which had existed in English law since the move in the 1960s to reliance upon the notion of deception as the basis for this form of offence.

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