Teen charged for Facebook birthday hoax that drew 200,000
Invite goes viral
Australian police arrested a Sydney teenager and accused him of posting an invitation to Facebook that generated 200,000 positive replies to a girl's 16th birthday party.
The unnamed 17-year-old was arrested on Tuesday when police visited his home, The Sydney Morning Herald reported. He was charged with using the internet to “harass/offend contrary to the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act.” He was freed on bail and is scheduled to appear in court in April.
According to police, the youth created a fake Facebook profile purporting to belong to the girl and posted a birthday invitation that included her name, home address and cellphone number. It drew more than 200,000 positive responses, the Associated Press said.
The girl originally posted her own birthday invitation to Facebook but later removed it when 2,000 people registered their plans to attend. ®
let's get this straight.
He purported to be someone else.
He then invited the world to a party at his victim's home.
So there's fraud and harrassment.
It's no less harrassment than, say, ordering strings of deliveries of pizza etc would be.
And using Facebook makes it a bigger scale crime
...Can any of you guys figure out what that dude was actually trying to say? He makes aManfromMars look like Thomas Jefferson.
We should set up a fake account with a party invite, address at an uncovered mine-shaft. Just in the interests of the human gene pool, you know.