If you are using a public computer and don’t sign out, other people may be able to access the websites that you had open.
Never allow your password details to be saved to the computer.
Because Mark is using Barry’s personal information to harass and offend Barry, Mark may face criminal charges.
It does not matter if Mark thinks it is just a joke.
When most people think of identity theft they think of someone using another person’s bank or credit card details to steal money or trick the person into buying something. This factsheet looks at how identity theft can occur through social and online media. It is illegal to have someone else’s personal information with the intention of committing a crime.
It is also illegal to make, use or give someone else another person’s personal information with the intention of committing a crime.
If you find a fake profile that is pretending to be you and is harassing or threatening you, then you should report it straight away.