Q: Is it illegal to make money under a fake name online?
My friend is trying to make some extra money by tutoring online. It's through a legitimate website (I think it's called Wyzant or something similar) and students would pay her for tutoring them via video chat. But she doesn't want to use her real name for privacy reasons I guess. Is it illegal for her to use a fake name? I tried doing some research on this and most of what I got was that it's legal to use a fake name online to protect your privacy but it becomes illegal if it's harmful to someone else or if you profit from it. For this reason I'm trying to convince her that it IS illegal because she's making money under a fake name. It might be important to mention that the name she wants to use is just made up, probably not the name of any real person.
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