Catfishing and fraud: could this be illegal?

My friend runs a catfish account on Instagram and uses the pictures of a celebrity. A man messaged her account and offered to give her $2000CAD a week, and she accepted, and she even said shed give me money for being her friend. She did not approach this man or ask him for money, he approached her. However, could she still be charged for fraud or defamation, and if I were to get involved, would I be charged as well?

Asked 10 months ago in Ontario
Categories: Criminal Law  Defamation, Libel, Slander  General Legal Questions  Legal Aid

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