Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998

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Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998

Commonly abbreviated ITADA. Legislation in the United States that made it a federal offense to use another person's identifying information to commit a federal, state or local crime. It also authorized the Federal Trade Commission to register complaints of identity theft and all federal law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute them. The passage of ITADA marked the first time that identity theft became a crime in itself in the United States.
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The federal Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998 (119) ("Act") specifically labels identity theft as a crime.
Like the Federal Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998, most do not require that the thief have possession of an actual document in order to be found guilty.
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