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Impersonation refers to the act of assuming a fake identity with the intention to deceive a person through the use of a computer or any communication device. For example, if someone posts a picture through your Facebook profile, while pretending to be you, it is a case of impersonation.
The punishment for impersonation is jail time of up to three years and a fine of up to one lakh rupees.10
- Section 66D , The Information Technology Act.