I am an American citizen. For the past two weeks, I have impersonated a Canadian citizen on a messaging platform in order to trick another Canadian citizen into revealing personal information.
Why? The person I'm tricking is a known scammer in investment and gaming communities. Legal action was attempted in the past, but those leading it dropped it due to time/money/effort. I am trying to prove his current alias is another iteration in a long line of scams.
I told the individual in question I was an employee at a local firm, interested in interviewing him. He bought it, and we chatted over a messaging platform for a week or two before having a Skype call (no video). I recorded the Skype call and I have screenshots from the chat - I can prove this person is the scammer and I'd like to inform the relevant communities about this, so they don't fall victim to more scams.
I'd like to post the evidence I have on a website I will design. I have some personal information of this person (full name, university, hometown, high school, former online aliases) - those are the items that connect this individual's identity across years of scams.
The information that you obtained is likely not legal to use because of the way you obtained it. Moreover, it is possible that you violated US/Canada laws by means of fraudulent electronic communication. Yet, more importantly, if you post your information to third parties, it is possible that the individual in question may actually be able to maintain a defamation lawsuit against you.
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