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identity_information_theft [2015/04/29 15:21]
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 There are many other types of ID fraud. ​ One of the other main form people use is tax fraud. ​ People may receive a fake email pretending to be coming from the IRS asking for all their tax information. ​ You are supposed to contact the IRS to make sure that the email is credible before you send in your information.[[http://​​www.irs.gov/​​uac/​​Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts]] There are many other types of ID fraud. ​ One of the other main form people use is tax fraud. ​ People may receive a fake email pretending to be coming from the IRS asking for all their tax information. ​ You are supposed to contact the IRS to make sure that the email is credible before you send in your information.[[http://​​www.irs.gov/​​uac/​​Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts]]
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 +==Federal Identity Theft Laws==
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 +Prior to 1998, crimes that now be considered ID theft were charged under "false presentation",​ which is the crime of falsely assuming the identity of another to gain a benefit or avoid an expense. ​ In 1998 Congress passed the Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998, which made ID theft an official federal crime. ​
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 +The ID Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act accomplished four things. ​ The first was that it made ID theft a separate crime against the individual whose ID was stolen and credit destroyed. ​ Before this act was passed, victims had been defined solely by financial loss and the emphasis was on the banks, rather than the individuals. ​
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 +The next thing the act did was establish the Federal Trade Commission as the Federal Governments one central point of ntact for reporting instances of ID theft by creating the ID theft Data Clearing House. ​ It also increased criminal penalties for ID theft and fraud. ​ Specifically the crime now carries a maximum 15 years in jail as well as fines.
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 +The final thing the act did was close legal loopholes, which previously had made it a crime to produce or possess false ID documents, but not to steam another personals ID information. ​ [[http://​ojp.gov/​ovc/​pubs/​ID_theft/​idtheftlaws.html]]
     
 ==Signs of Identity Theft== ==Signs of Identity Theft==
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   - [[http://​securityresponse.symantec.com/​norton/​clubsymantec/​library/​article.jsp?​aid=cs_prevent_pharming]]   - [[http://​securityresponse.symantec.com/​norton/​clubsymantec/​library/​article.jsp?​aid=cs_prevent_pharming]]
   - [[http://​www.identityprotection.com/​education/​protect-yourself/​technology-that-can-help-prevent-identity-theft]]   - [[http://​www.identityprotection.com/​education/​protect-yourself/​technology-that-can-help-prevent-identity-theft]]
 +  - [[http://​ojp.gov/​ovc/​pubs/​ID_theft/​idtheftlaws.html]]
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