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Identity Theft Laws

The Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act, passed in 1998, makes it a federal crime to knowingly use another person�s identity with the intent of committing a crime or helping someone else commit a crime.

For information on your state�s ID Theft laws, visit www.consumer.gov/idtheft/. This web site is a one-stop national resource provided by the Federal Trade Commission to help consumers learn more about the crime of identity theft.