pretexting


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pretexting

Pretending to be someone else in order to obtain information, typically over the phone. See social engineering.
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First, it will examine the many Rules of Professional Conduct potentially implicated by pretexting.
In lieu of clear, uniform guidance by the ABA, some individual state bars have dealt with the permissibility of pretexting on a case-by-case basis or by proactively issuing a Bar Opinion or amending the Bar Rules.
Pretexting activities potentially violate the language of several Rules, regardless of whether the lawyer personally participates in the activities or merely oversees them.
The most commonly cited rule in the pretexting context is Rule 8.
Most significant to this situation is subsection (c) because pretexting necessarily involves various forms of deceit and misrepresentation.
A federal law already has been enacted that prohibits pretexting to gain telephone information, such as cell phone records.
The fines were based on the amount of money made by the companies from their pretexting activities.