Click fraud is a form of internet fraud crime. It is a fairly new crime that is associated with the development and expansion of pay-per-click advertising used by individuals and businesses to promote themselves or their goods and services. Pay-per-click (PPC) ads appear on search engines when specific keywords are typed. Click fraud occurs when a person or entity falsifies a PPC link.
If you have been accused of click fraud, it is important to contact a defense attorney immediately following your arrest. The Milwaukee fraud defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C., can explain your legal rights to you and begin to build a strong defense against the accusations. Contact us today at (414) 271-9595 to discuss your case in a free consultation.
Reasons for Click Fraud Crimes
Click fraud can help to unfairly push one’s competition out of the PPC market by wrongly taking advantage of that party’s firm name or abusing its intellectual property. A link that looks like it should lead to one web page is then directed to another business or personal web page. The crime is regarded as a malicious act and false links frequently direct an internet user to a web page that is offensive or designed to degrade the targeted enterprise.
It is always important to remember that in the criminal justice system, the defense must merely establish doubt as to the defendant’s guilt. There are many ways that this can be done in a click fraud case. Most notably, it is difficult to prove precisely who committed the crime, when it was carried out, and from where. Being able to challenge these issues may be sufficient to lead to an acquittal or a reduction of charges.
You are constitutionally guaranteed access to a defense attorney when you stand accused of a crime. A Milwaukee fraud defense lawyer at Hart Powell, S.C., can help you throughout your case. Our experienced and dedicated attorneys work tirelessly to defend their clients from all manner of criminal allegations. Contact us today at (414) 271-9595 to learn more about your rights.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : January 13, 2016