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VIC Australian Law - Legal to Pretend to be Female Online?

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by jagerdawson, 11 January 2016.

  1. jagerdawson

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    Hi, I am a male who pretends to be a female online. Men pay me anywhere from $50 to $100 to send them pictures (no face always just random women's bodies). I also tell them to masturbate for me and send me the pics. They enjoy the fantasy and being humiliated online. They pay directly to my bank account. I post an ad online and then the men approach me.

    Is this legal or illegal under Australian Law?
     
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    Illegal. This activity is a crime.

    Not sure if it also a civil matter as immoral behaviour is not generally rewarded by the courts. Anyone care to comment?
     
  3. jagerdawson

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Can you please explain to me how this is illegal in Australia? I am not pretending to be a real person, I am purely a made up fantasy profile.

    The client is willingly signing up and happily paying money and getting a kick from it. I understand that it would be illegal if I took an actual real person's identity and used it to gain money.
     
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    Issue is that unless you disclose you are male, in Vic there is a crime called obtaining a financial advantage by deception. If the men are being deceived and paying money on the basis of this deception then you are in all likelihood committing a crime. A fantasy profile has no bearing on the deception while the other party paying the money thinks they are communicating with a real woman.

    And Australian bank accounts/credit cards/paypal are all easy for authorities to monitor.
     
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