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Whether browsing the Internet, social media, or blogging, the Internet remains a preferred vehicle for illegal activities due to its ease of communication and large user pool. You have to be careful when investigating.

The so-called “legal experts”

Some people openly present themselves as non-lawyers, but claim to know the law well and can give informed legal advice through social media (Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, VK, Odyssey, etc.) or their personal blogs. It can be very tempting to take advantage of the apparent “windfall” of this free advice. But such advice may be invalid, incorrect or inapplicable to you.

Fake Lawyer Sites

Other non-lawyers hide behind fancy-looking websites whose content, credible at first glance, misleads citizens looking for ways to defend their rights. Some of these sites go so far as to impersonate real lawyers listed on the Bar Registry, sign credible administrative documents, post false positive testimonials on opinion sites, and reassuring responses to victims' testimonies. Others promote themselves particularly on immigration issues and misuse logos of government authorities or other real organizations to be more convincing.

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