Hello. There are multiple aspects to this situation, and I am going to give limited information to protect myself and the individual however I am interested if this is considered fraud.
A kid who is 15 years old, who lived in the Miami Florida area, owns a website. His website, is a game in which you can pay to play, or not. Payment gives you extra features, and whatnot. Of course, if somebody knew the owner[s] were 15 years old - kids - most people wouldn't donate money to them. Well, before this point they were only in a "BETA" stage, meaning they were testing the game and users "donated" (via PayPal) to get "BETA Access", meaning they would be able to play the game before the general population and test it etc.
My question is, would it be considered fraud if this individual claims he is 22 years old and he has a partner who we suspect is really a alias of himself. He claims he owns a company, has an office building, and a telephone line however the office building may exsist, however we have no way to prove that it is owned or leased by the company he mentions because there is no way to get their phone number with only the address and their company is not listed in any sort of phonebook while the telephone according to an website and confirmed by the owner is only a cellular telephone devise that only his "buisness partner" answers - for basic customer support etc.
Because the staff of this game, are all under the impression that this game will hit it off, they will be paid at that point, and the aspect that a 15 year old has all of these persons personal information (names, addresses, scanned lisences/identification, and possibly in some cases social security numbers) would it be considered fraud for him to be continuing this upon the aspect that we only know that he is 15 years old yet we know nothing else about his partner, and we only have allegations that the company/office connection are illegitimate.
Also, if you are not familair with Paypal.com it is a company owned by Ebay in which you can use ACH Transfers, and transfer money via PayPal.com however according to PayPal's terms and conditions, you must be 18 years old to use their services and they only accept these "donations" via PayPal. Thus, they are in violation of their Terms and Conditions, if he is the only person and if the company is fake.
Do you know of anywhere that I could visit online (preferrably free because I don't want to invest in this) in which I can get a phone number by typing in an address or being able to get information on a building by just providing and address? I know the building exsists, but once again I have no way to figure out who owns the building or if this company even leases it. While also, the primary question is it considered fraud if you lie about your age in these circumstances and if so, who should I report this to?