WHAT IF SOMEONE SENDS YOU A THREATENING MESSAGE ON FACEBOOK ?

CRIME

Is it a crime ?
-Yes

Sending threatening messages on Facebook can be penalized as “sending offensive messages” and is punishable with upto 3 years imprisonment.

Additionally, depending upon the threat in the message, additional punishment could vary from 2 years imprisonment to 7 years imprisonment.

Additionally, if the threatening message is sent using a fake account (or in any manner to hide the name and details of the sender), then an additional 2 years punishment can be given.

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