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November 17, 2020

6-3-902. Unlawful impersonation through electronic means; penalties; definitions; civil remedies

(a) A person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both, if he knowingly and without consent intentionally impersonates another person through, or on, an internet website or by other electronic means, including, but not limited to spoofing, and:
(i) Causes or attempts to cause harm;
(ii) Harasses or attempts to harass another person while using false self-identifying information related to the person impersonated; or
(iii) Uses or attempts to use false self-identifying information related to the person impersonated as an unauthorized deceptive means to facilitate contact with another person.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(i) “Electronic means” includes opening an e-mail account or an account or profile on a site transmitted via the internet;
(ii) “Internet” means as defined in W.S. 9-2-1035(a)(iii);
(iii) “Spoofing” means falsifying the name or phone number appearing on caller identification systems.
(c) In addition to any other civil remedy available, a person who suffers damage or loss by reason of a violation of subsection (a) of this section may bring a civil action against the violator for compensatory damages and injunctive relief or other equitable relief.