Hi, I have used a fake name and a fake e-mail to ask about the business model of our competitors. The company have recorded the audio, where I used a fake name. I am wondering if I could be legally liable for using a fake identity to gather pricing information. I have never agreed to sign an NDA or any document. Any thoughts? Thanks. thanks.
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Answered 8 years ago
It depends on the country but in most developed countries you are committing an illegal act by using a fake name to gain competitive advantage.
In the U.S. this will likely fall under under theft by deception and/or fraud. In the U.K. this would fall under "blagging".
In addition of this being an illegal behavior, it is also unethical what you are doing.
Answered 7 years ago